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Snow kills six Moroccan children


Six brothers and sisters have died when their house fell down following heavy snowfalls in Morocco, state media says.

The mother of the four girls and two boys reportedly survived the collapse in Azilal, in the Atlas mountains.

Eight people were killed in similar incidents on Tuesday but this is the most deadly single case.

The snow showers are predicted to continue until Saturday, especially in the Atlas Mountains, reports the AFP news agency.

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