- A two-storey residential building under construction collapsed in the Moroccan city of Khenitra, 40km North of the capital Rabat, on Wednesday, killing 11 people, state authorities confirmed.
The collapse has also left 26 people injured as well buried unspecified number under the rubble.
Morocco's Interior Minister, Chakib Benmoussa, led a government delegation to the scene. Benmoussa said investigations into the cause of the incident had already began and that punishment awaits any official who might be responsible for the fatal collapse.
Rescue workers have since began searching for survivors, but the government authorities said they could not establish the number of people trapped beneath the debris.
The latest incident followed the collapse of a prayer room ceiling in the fourth biggest Moroccan city of Fez, killing one person and seriously injuring another. All the victims were workers revamping the 20 sqm room.
The collapse of a new building in the same city was also reported. This was blamed on constructors' failure to allow the building's cement to set long enough.
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