Train in deadly Oct 16 Morocco crash was going more than twice speed limit: prosecutor

Published October 23, 2018, 9:15 PM

by Roel Tibay

By the Associated Press

The driver of a train that crashed in Morocco on Oct. 16, killing at least seven, was traveling more than twice the speed limit on the section of track where it derailed, a regional prosecutor said.

FILE PHOTO: A view of a derailed train at Sidi Bouknadel near the Moroccan capital Rabat, Morocco, October 16, 2018. (REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal/ MANILA BULLETIN)
FILE PHOTO: A view of a derailed train at Sidi Bouknadel near the Moroccan capital Rabat, Morocco, October 16, 2018. (REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal/ MANILA BULLETIN)

The crash, in which 125 other passengers were injured, occurred near the Moroccan capital Rabat.

The driver, who has been arrested, was traveling at 158 km (98 miles) per hour instead of the 60 km speed limit, the prosecutor at a court in Sale near Rabat said in a statement.

 
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