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Three die in another Morocco fire

Three people died in a new factory fire in Casablanca hard on the heels of a blaze that killed at least 55 people.

world Updated: Apr 28, 2008 17:15 IST

Three people died in a new factory fire in the Moroccan city of Casablanca early on Monday hard on the heels of a blaze that killed at least 55 people, an official said.

Fire fighters found three bodies in a carpet shop after the latest fire, which broke out at 4:30 am (0430 GMT) on Monday, said the city official.

Emergency services evacuated neighbouring buildings and put out the fire before it could spread, he added.

On Saturday, at least 55 peopled locked inside a factory perished in a fire.

Moroccan police on Sunday arrested the owner and manager of the mattress factory.