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At least 78 people have died when the military airplane Hercules C-130 crashed into a mountain in the Guelmin Province, around 800 kilometers from the Southern Capital Rabat, today at 9 a.m. (0800 GMT).
The cause of the crash is still developing but some explanations can be deducted by the inconvenient climate conditions, and fog”.
Statements taken form the military said that there were three survivors from the crash.
“The crash, due to bad weather conditions, caused 78 deaths and (left) three seriously wounded,” this was the statement by Morocco’s Royal Armed Forces”.
A resident affirm to Reuters that the weather conditions were bad, and the presence of a thick fog was in the area at he time of the crash.
The military confirmed that there were 60 soldiers, 12 civilians and 9-crew member on board. And by now there have been three survivors and a total of 42 bodies taken to the nearest military hospital.
The most recent plane crash in Morocco was in 1994, when a Royal Air Maroc aircraft crash near the city of Agadir, leaving no survivors.