Another Morocco mosque collapse

2010-02-28 21:35

Rabat - One person died and three others were injured when the dome of a mosque collapsed in northern Morocco just over a week after another mosque accident killed 41 people, the interior ministry said on Sunday.

In a statement, the ministry blamed the latest collapse, which took place on Saturday, on unauthorised construction work on the Al-Amal mosque at Zayo, near Nador in the north, and said it was opening an inquiry into the incident.

Morocco's monarch Mohammed VI ordered an urgent appraisal of all the country's old mosques after the minaret of a mosque in the central city of Meknes came crashing down on February 19, killing and injuring scores of worshippers.