Nothing will be able to prevent Mohammed VI, the king of Morocco, to prick a black anger and to sanction heavily the authorities of Casablanca in what appears to be a negligence on their part having led to the death of a man.
The King of Morocco, Mohammed VI, with all that he has invested in the city of Casablanca, will find it difficult to swallow any version served by the authorities of the locality to justify the disasters recorded in recent days. Between the demolished houses and the loss of human life, the report is alarming in the economic capital to the point of echoing up to the palace of Rabat.
The heavy rains that fell on Morocco caused significant damage, especially in Casablanca where heavy rains caused the collapse of the roof of a traditional building in the medina, leaving one dead and four injured. Several houses also collapsed in a neighborhood of Casablanca, mainly due to unprecedented flooding caused by the rains.
What appears scandalous is that the water evacuation system in Casablanca is described as dilapidated, according to the TV5 Monde report. « The sewage pipes were apparently a little blocked. The water began to stagnate, rise in height and flood garages. This created damage and even power cuts in some neighborhoods. There are roads you can no longer use, » Rafik Madrane, a Casablanca resident, told RFI.
The dilapidated drainage system of Casablanca and the passivity of the local authorities in the face of the floods, which have attracted much criticism in the media and on Moroccan social networks, notes the press in this North African country. This could have serious consequences. No wonder, indeed, in the days to come, King Mohammed VI will heavily sanction the authorities of Casablanca.