Minaret collapse in Morocco

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Meknes
Morocco

At least 41 people have been killed after a minaret collapsed during Friday prayers at the Bab Berdieyinne Mosque in Meknes, Morocco. In addition, the 400 year-old mosque itself was seriously damaged in the collapse. The historical centre of Meknes is a UNESCO world heritage site, having once been the seat of one of Morocco’s ruling dynasties. It is thought that heavy rainfall in the region might have contributed to the accident.