sidi boualam - In a food distribution in Morocco, at least 15 deaths occurred on Sunday. Five people were injured, reports the Ministry of the Interior. A local source spoke about dozens of wounded.
People were oppressed when food was distributed in the Moroccan village of Sidi Boualam, near the coastal town of Essaouira. It would mainly concern women and old people, reports the Moroccan channel 2M. Some of the injured were brought to a nearby hospital in a critical condition.
The head of a local youth organization said that about eight hundred people had come down to distributing food. According to him, this got out of hand because the relief action was poorly organized. Panic would then have broken out.
According to the ministry, the Moroccan king Mohammed VI has ordered the families of victims to provide all the necessary support. A criminal investigation would also have started because of the drama.