Errachidia bus accident : Death toll reaches 17 and the driver turns himself in

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The driver of the bus that fell on Sunday in the province of Errachidia voluntarily turned himself in to the authorities this Monday after he had escaped immediately after the accident that killed 17 people.

A statement from the Wilaya of Drâa-Tafilalet said that the bus driver, considered until now as one of the missing persons, appeared before the authorities of the Regional Hospital Moulay Ali Cherif in Errachidia after his escape from the tragedy the day before.

«The person concerned was placed in a special wing to receive the necessary care, under the supervision of the security services, pending judicial review by the competent authorities, under the supervision of the prosecutor's office», the statement said.

Thus, the number of survivors of this tragedy reaches 30 people, all of whom received the necessary care and treatment at the Moulay Ali Cherif regional hospital in Errachidia.

The fall of the bus at the dam Damchan (El Khank commune), in the province of Errachidia, occurred on Sunday because of floods on said river, killing 17, according to the authorities this Monday.

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