Morocco Food Stampede Leaves 15 Dead and a Country Shaken

Aida Alami// PC: Issam Oukhouya// The New York Times


At least 15 women died and five were wounded in a stampede during a food distribution operation on Sunday morning in rural Morocco. It is unclear what led to the stampede. There was a big crowd, one woman started falling on the other and they died, the witness said. Omar Arbib, a Marrakesh member of the Moroccan Association of Human Rights, said the Essaouira hospital was poorly equipped. This is not even about human rights anymore, but about the basic needs of the Moroccan people.

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