A Moroccan military transport plane crashed Tuesday in a mountainous southern region, the information ministry said. The army said 78 people were killed and three wounded. Earlier reports said some 30 soldiers died in the accident. The plane crashed near the city of Guelmim.
According to the reports, the Royal Armed Forces C-130 jet crashed with over 80 people aboard. Initial indications said the accident was caused due to fog and bad weather conditions.
Guelmim is more than 600 kilometers southwest of the capital Rabat.