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December 17, 2014
Four die as homes collapse in Morocco storms
Rabat (AFP) Dec 15, 2014
Four people have died in house collapses as new storms swept across Morocco at the weekend, a month after flooding killed nearly 50, the authorities said on Monday. Wind and torrential rain battered a large part of the North African nation, with two people killed when three homes were destroyed in commercial capital Casablanca. Emergency workers in the city of five million recovered two bodies from the ruins but also managed to pull out one person alive, authorities in the city said. At leas ... read more

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