El Othmani Tweets Condolences for Victims of Bouknadel Train Accident

Rabat – Several hours after a train accident this morning near Bouknadel, between Rabat and Kenitra, Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani has finally commented.El Othmani tweeted his condolences to the families of the 6 killed in the accident, almost three hours after the train derailed.El Othmani wrote that the government should prioritize a rescue operation and wished a prompt recovery to the other victims. Secretary-General of Transport Mohamed Najib Boulif posted a similar tweet around the same time. ????? ????? ????? ??? ?????? ?????? ??????? ???? ????????? ????? ???????? ??????? ????? ??? ?????? ????? ?????? ????????? ??????? ??????. ??? ???????? ???? ????? ??? ????? ????????? ???????? ?????? ?????????— ???? ??????? -?????? (@ChefGov_ma) October 16, 2018The train linking Casablanca to Kenitra derailed this morning around 10:30 a.m. on a train heading towards Rabat from Kenitra.Read Also: ONCF’s Train Accident Kills 6 Near Morocco’s BouknadelIn addition to the six killed, at least 86 others were injured. ????? ?????? ???? ???? ????? ????? ?????? ??? ?????? ???? ??? ???? ???? ??????????? ???? ?????? ?????? ????????— Mohamed Najib Boulif (@BOULIFNajib) October 16, 2018The death toll is expected to rise as rescuers are still working at the site. Royal gendarmes, 10 ambulances, and helicopters all arrived at the scene in the minutes and hours following the accident.Read Also: Video: Train Derails Between Sale and KenitraThe rescuers are currently transporting victims to the military hospital in Rabat at the request of King Mohammed VI.

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