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Bus Carrying Young Athletes Crashes In Morocco, Reportedly Killing 31

Another nine people were reportedly injured in the head-on collision with a truck in Tan-Tan province.

Last updated on April 10, 2015, at 7:54 a.m. ET

Posted on April 10, 2015, at 7:46 a.m. ET

A head-on collision between a truck and a bus carrying young athletes and officials reportedly killed 31 people in the southern Moroccan province of Tan-Tan, the country's official MAP news agency reported.

According to the Associated Press, local officials said the crash took place just before dawn in Chbika district in the desert.

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According to a report by the Moroccan outlet, the passengers, who came from the northern town of Bouznika, and the southern city of Laayoune, were involved in a national school sports competition.

The victims were transferred to Hassan II hospital in Tan-Tan, the report said.

A video posted on YouTube by the French-language Moroccan newspaper L'Economiste purports to show the flaming wreckage from the crash:

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BuzzFeed News was unable to independently verify the footage.

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