RABAT, July 11 Two people were killed and at
least 53 were injured when three buildings collapsed on Friday
in downtown Casablanca, Morocco's biggest city, the state news
agency MAP reported.
Rescuers used dogs to search for survivors and pull people
out of the rubble of the residential buildings, each four and
five floors high and set close together, after they collapsed
before dawn in a neighbourhood built in the 1960s and the 1970s.
Building collapses and accidents in Casablanca are quite
common and highlight the creaking infrastructure of one of North
Africa's biggest and most densely populated cities.
The state news agency gave no details on the cause of the
(Reporting by Aziz El Yaakoubi)