17 dead, 18 miss­ing in floods

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

MOROCCO’S gov­ern­ment says heavy flood­ing in the south of the coun­try has killed at least 17 peo­ple, with a fur­ther 18 miss­ing, after heavy rains over the week­end. In the south­ern city of Guelmim, 13 peo­ple were killed by a flash flood that roared through a dry riverbed. There has also been flood­ing around the re­sort city of Mar­rakech, with roads be­ing cut and tour buses briefly stranded.

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