16 Moroccan royal guards killed after bus plunges into ravine
RABAT (AFP) - Sixteen members of Morocco's royal guards died in a road accident on Saturday as they were headed north on a bus to prepare for a visit by King Mohammed VI, medics said.
The pre-dawn accident took place near Al-Hoceima in northern Morocco and wounded 42 other guards, a hospital source told AFP.
They were on board a bus that plunged into a ravine, the source and a local official said, without giving a cause for the accident.
King Mohammed VI, Morocco's ruler since 1999, was on Saturday also to chair a traditional annual ceremony in Rabat marking the anniversary of his accession to the throne.