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Flood kills 24 in Morocco underground illegal factory



February 8, 2021: UPDATED: February 8, 2021 19:17 IST


At least 24 people have been killed after an underground illegal factory was flooded.


A flood killed at least 24 people in an illegal textile factory in a villa basement in the Moroccan city of Tangier, authorities said on Monday, adding that 10 people had been rescued.


It was not immediately clear how many people had been in the building at the time, but authorities said rescue operations were continuing and an investigation into the circumstances of the incident had been launched.


Morocco's informal labour sector represents about a fifth of non-agricultural economic activity and labourers are often prey to unsafe working conditions.