7 die in flash flood at Morocco match

The Associated PressRABAT, Morocco (AP) — A flash flood swept across a soccer field in a southern Moroccan village, killing at least seven spectators at a local match, the official MAP news agency said Thursday.

Heavy rainfall caused a nearby river to swell Wednesday, pushing torrents of water over the field in Tizert, in the Taroudant region, where an amateur match was being played.

Spectators scrambled for their lives, some climbing on roofs, but at least seven died, including a 17-year-old boy, MAP reported. An elderly man was injured.


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