AT least 26 people have died after being electrocuted at a sweatshop in northern Morocco.
The tragedy happened this morning after the basement premises were flooded by heavy rain sparking a deadly short circuit.
Ten survivors were rushed to hospital after being rescued alive from the illegal textiles factory.
The tragedy happened in a black market workshop underneath a residential villa near the city of Tangiers.
Around 40 people are said to have been working at the premise and an investigation is now underway.
The premises where the tragedy occurred is in a neighbourhood called Al Mars to the south of Tangiers.
Footage from the scene showed around a dozen emergency response vehicles with their lights flashing as police kept onlookers back.
Earlier in the day locals had posted videos of the torrential rain affecting the area.
Cars were barely visible under the floodwater in the worst-affected streets.
Morocco's informal labour sector represents about a fifth of non-agricultural economic activity and workers are often fall foul of unsafe working conditions
The country has experienced heavy rains in recent weeks, after a long period of drought.
In early January, storms caused several dilapidated buildings to collapse in Casablanca, the country's economic capital, causing at least four deaths.
Poorly maintained drainage systems often exacerbate flooding in cities.
Fifty people died in floods in 2014 caused by heavy rains in the south of Morocco.
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