15 trampled to death, many injured in stampede for food aid in drought-stricken Morocco

They had travelled for miles to get to a remote village in drought-devastated Morocco for one reason: A local aid group was handing out flour.

The North African nation is in the grip of a severe drought, which is having a devastating effect on agriculture. And Sunday’s giveaway at the souk, or marketplace, was a chance for people to take food home to hungry families — if they could nab supplies before they ran out.

Videos and photos from the scene in Sidi Boulalam showed a press of...

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