Morocco faces questions over factory drownings

Authorities in Morocco faced mounting questions and calls for accountability on Wednesday, two days after 28 people died when heavy rain flooded a basement factory in the port city of Tangiers. “The victims were trapped with no way to get out” and drowned, senior fire and rescue service official Abderrahim Kabajj told Morocco’s 2M television station. An official statement on the incident referred to an “illegal textiles operation”. But a police source told AFP the status of the workshop, located in a residential area in the city’s southeast, was “yet to be confirmed”, adding the owner had not …

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