Rabat, Morocco (TMT)- Two people passed away Tuesday when a marble quarry collapsed in the town of Sidi Lamine, located in the region of Khénifra in central Morocco.
The victims were identified as a young man in his twenties and a married man in his forties. The latter leaves behind two children. Both originate from Ksar El Kebir.
Efforts are underway to retrieve the body of one of the victims who remains missing, according to local authorities.
Emergency services, including members of the Royal Gendarmerie and the Civil Protection, were quickly deployed to the scene in response to the incident.
While the search for the missing victim continues, the tragic event has once again raised concerns about the safety conditions in quarries across the kingdom.
The Moroccan government has promised to increase safety measures and improve working conditions in quarries, but non-governmental organizations have criticized the authorities for failing to implement these promises.
The Moroccan Times.