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Floods kill 11 people in northern Morocco - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive
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RABAT, (Reuters) – Flash floods from heavy rains in northern Morocco killed 11 people overnight when their homes collapsed, the Interior Ministry said on Friday.

It said all the victims were in Driouch hamlet in Nador province, 500 km (300 miles) north of Rabat.

At least 25 people were killed in several Moroccan provinces in the past two weeks in floods triggered by heavy rains, according to local media.

Morocco, which suffers cyclical droughts, received its highest levels of rains in 35 years for the Sept.17-Oct 23, accodring to local disaster and weather officials.

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