Video Heavy Rain Floods Streets buildings in Moroccos Laayoune

Rabat- Laayoune woke up Friday to pools of rainwater following the heavy rain that has swept the region and several others in the country.The floods filled the streets and buildings to the point where a school in the city had to align desks at its entrance for school children to walk on without the risk of drowning in the muddy rainwater.Casablanca and Rabat have also had their shares of floods and traffic disruption in recent weeks. Earlier in this month, the floods stopped Casablanca’s trams from operating from afternoon to night. Read Also: Heavy Rain Causes More Flooding in Casablanca and RabatSocial media have been flooded by complaints about “poor infrastructure,” especially in Casablanca, Morocco’s overflowing economic city.Morocco is experiencing a cold snap and rainfalls early in the season. Since October 28, temperatures have drastically dropped, leading to the first snowfall of 30 centimeters in the Atlas Mountain cities of Ifrane and Midelt, as well as the villages of Imouzzer, El Hajeb, and Boulemane.More rain is on the way for several regions in the country, as forecast by Morocco’s National Meteorological Directorate (DMN) on Saturday. read more

11yearold cyclist struck and killed by vehicle OPP

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating after a child was struck and killed by a vehicle in Malahide, Ont. It happened around 9:10 p.m. Monday on Carter Rd., north of Highway 3.Police say an 11-year-old cyclist was struck by a vehicle travelling southbound. Malahide Fire Services along with St. Thomas Elgin Paramedics attended the scene of the crash. The child was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries and was later pronounced dead. The OPP technical collision investigators were called in to investigate.