Moroccan rescue effort criticised after two Spanish cavers die

Morocco's High Atlas Mountains.

Morocco's High Atlas Mountains. Image by Julia Maudlin / CC BY 2.0

Two of the three Spanish cavers who were trapped in a ravine in Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains have died, while the third has been rescued and remains in a stable condition. The three broke away from the rest of their group while on an expedition near Ouarzazate. Spanish cavers have criticised Moroccan authorities for a ‘sluggish’ response and being ill-equipped to deal with the emergency. A Moroccan official said the cavers took an enormous risk to have explored without a professional guide. Read more:

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