~14 dead in serious explosion in Marrakech
It isn't clear yet whether this is an accidental gas bottle/water heater explosion, or something more sinister, but given that this is peak tourism time in Marrakech and Djemma el Fna is the top tourist spot, one has to suspect the worst.
That's an awful lot of people dead from a single exploding gas cylinder. These things aren't that big and they tend to break into largish pieces, not enough pieces of shrapnel to kill that many people.
In the meantime, UK Foreign Office advice is for UK Nationals to KEEP AWAY from the square at the moment.
BBC report: BBC News - Morocco: Blast rocks Marrakesh's Djemaa al-Fna square
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