Report: 42 die when bus falls into Moroccan ravine

AP News
Posted: Sep 04, 2012 8:48 AM

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — News reports say dozens of people have died after a bus drove off a road in central Morocco and plunged down a 500-foot (150-meter) ravine.

The official news agency MAP says 42 people were killed when the bus overturned between the desert cities of Marrakesh and Ouarzazate. Another 24 people were injured, four of them seriously, in the accident in the early hours of Tuesday.

Most of the injured were taken to emergency rooms in Marrakech.

The bus regularly makes the journey between the two cities.