Egypt extends condolences to Morocco over death of Tangier factory workers

Ahram Online , Wednesday 10 Feb 2021

A Tangier official said that the death toll from the incident has risen to 28, and that most of the victims were women

The Egyptian Foreign Ministry extended condolences on Wednesday to Morocco over the death of workers in a textile factory in the Moroccan city of Tangier as the result of a flood.

“Egypt affirms solidarity and support for Morocco in this painful and difficult situation, wishing a speedy recovery for all the injured,” the ministry said in a statement.

According to Moroccan authorities, 24 people were killed in the incident, which took place on Monday. An AFP correspondent cited a Tangier official as saying that the death toll rose to 28 on Tuesday, and that most of the victims were women.

Senior fire and rescue service official Abderrahim Kabajj told Morocco's 2M television station that the victims drowned after being trapped.

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