Morocco: 78 Killed In Millitary Plane Crash

In Morocco, 78 people were killed and three seriously injured in a plane crash on Tuesday, of a C-130 aircraft of the Royal Armed Forces 10km northeast of Guelmim. According to the army, the crash was caused by bad weather.

The aircraft was carrying 9 crew members, 60 soldiers and 12 civilians.

The three injured and the found bodies were taken to a military hospital in Guelmim, while search for the rest of the victims began.

The country will honor the victims of the crash with a funeral and “Prayer for the absent” on Friday in all mosques.

The British government has offered condolences to Morocco on the crash. “I am deeply saddened by the loss of lives in this incident,” said British Foreign Office Minister for the Middle East and North Africa, Alistair Burt. He extended heartfelt condolences to the families and relatives of the victims, and to the Moroccan people.

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