Teenager killed in Morocco coal mine collapse

© AFP | The northeastern Moroccan mining town of Jerada saw unprecedented protests in spring after four people died in mining accidents


A teenager died Wednesday in Morocco when an abandoned coal mine collapsed in the impoverished former mining town of Jerada which saw protests earlier this year following similar accidents.

Local newspapers and an activist in the northeastern town said the 18-year-old had gone into the mine to collect coal.

His death triggered a demonstration by hundreds of residents, they said.



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