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Xinhua | Updated:2014-11-24 16:07RABAT – Seventeen people were killed and dozens missing on Sunday in southern Morocco in flash flood caused by heavy rain, authorities said.At least 13 people were killed and 15 missing in the city of Gelmim alone, the Moroccan ministry of interior said in a press release.More than 200 people, including two French nationals, were evacuated by air force helicopters, said the release, adding that search and rescue efforts were hampered by heavy rain.An official news agency reported earlier that a bus crashed into a river near the city of Bouizakarne in southern Morocco, leaving three people dead and 12 missing.According to local media, at least 40 people remain missing, and many houses have collapsed due to heavy rain that started Friday across the regions of Guelmim, Agadir, Tiznite, Ouarzazate and Marrakesh.Such heavy rainfall is very rare in the semi-desert region.Related StoriesMorocco insisting on delay because of EbolaMorocco wants to postpone 2015 Africa Cup over EbolaMorocco to host the 9th Africa Development ForumMorocco mulls legal marijuana growingRabat & Fez in Morocco win bid for 2015 summitMorocco,another paradisePhotoUNs top environmental honors go to three in ChinaGerman trains collide near Duesseldorf, several people injuredLiu heralds UK partnership in education and researchEfforts needed for sustainable projects1st Panda cub born in France named Yuan MengFree trade studies agreed on as Li meets with Canadian PM TrudeauMost Viewed in 24 HoursExclusiveAfricans in China portray their own stories in filmFamily of Chinese man killed in US relives memoriesChinese elements in western mainstream mediaWeekly PhotoThe world in photos: Nov 27-Dec 3NewsmakerLiu heralds UK partnership in education and researchSquash a perfect match for girl refugees in JordanSpecialPresident Xi attends APEC meetingUS President Donald Trump visits ChinaReporters JournalNew platforms build medical bridgesGentrification, segregation cause for concern in growing DCChina-JapanLi tells Japanese business leaders its time for bilateral cooperationChina-USChinese music finds new foothold in United StatesChina-EuropeLiu heralds UK partnership in education and researchChina-AfricaAction urged over pollutionBACK TO THE TOPHOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELWATCHTHISSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperMOBILECopyright 1995 -var oTime = new Date();
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