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Six die in Morocco house collapse after snowfall

Six family members were killed in Morocco when their home collapsed under the weight of falling snow, state media reported.

world Updated: Feb 06, 2009 08:18 IST

Six family members were killed in Morocco when their home collapsed under the weight of falling snow, state media reported on Thursday.

The death of the four girls and two boys in the Atlas mountains area of Azilal overnight brought to 14 the number of people killed in Morocco since Tuesday because of homes that collapsed because of snow and torrential rain.

At least 300 families were made homeless in the northern farming area of Gharb when a river about 70 km (40 miles) northwest of Rabat burst its banks.

The North African country, like parts of Europe, has been hit by storms since least week.

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