Update: 15 killed and 38 wounded Essaouira by pushing food distribution point

Five people are still in critical condition.

The initiative was to help families in need in the rural town Boualam, Essaouira in the region. A donor, called El Hadidi, was preparing to distribute food for the population of this city, when he literally was overwhelmed by the crowd.

About 800 people rushed to the distribution point. Faced with the lack of organization ran the then totally out of control. The consequences are dramatic: at the moment there are at least 15 dead and no less than 38 wounded. Most victims are women.

Our previous coverage of this drama is to read.