Death toll in southern Morocco floods rises to 32 as torrents of water wash away buildings, vehicles and roads, leaving a further six people still unaccounted for
24 of the deaths occurred in the desert town of Guelmim, officials said
Authorities are being criticised for their slow and ineffective response
Sparking fears of violent protests which have happened after earlier floods
Floods caused by heavy downpours have killed at least 32 people, swept away buildings, vehicles and roads and forced the evacuation of more than 200 people in southern Morocco.
Of the confirmed deaths, 24 occurred in the region of Guelmim, a desert town, the interior ministry said. A further six people remained missing.
Flooding, which is quite common in the mostly arid desert region at this time of year, has in the past triggered violent protests by locals angered by officials slow and ineffective response to the natural disaster.
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