Reuters Cris Toala Olivares
Moroccan authorities have arrested the owner of an unlicensed textile factory in which 28 people died in the flood waters that submerged the basement of the factory, accused of “causing wrongful death and unintentional wounds.”
The King’s attorney at the Tangier Court of First Instance stated that, “after investigating the matter in the first instance, the investigating judge decided to place him in prison pending the completion of the investigation procedures.”
He added: “After the research ordered by the Public Prosecution to uncover the circumstances of the death of a group of victims in a textile industrial unit on February 8, the Public Prosecution requested an investigation against the owner of the said unit and everyone who would appear involved in this incident, for the sake of wrongful killing and wounds other than Willfulness and violations of the Labor Code. “
Twenty-eight people died in the textile factory set up in the basement of a villa in a residential neighborhood in Tangiers, northern Morocco, after it was flooded with rainwater.