Flash flood kills Morocco opposition lawmaker

Tragic accident

RABAT - Moroccan socialist lawmaker Ahmed Zaidi died on Sunday when the car he was driving was swept away in a flash flood, his Socialist Union of Popular Forces party announced.
Zaidi, 61, will be buried on Monday in his home town of Bouznika on the Atlantic coast, the party said in a statement carried by the national news agency MAP.
Heavy rain in the region caused the flash flooding, and his car was swept away by the rising waters of the Oued Cherrat river.
Zaidi, a lawyer and journalist by training, was the main rival of party chief Driss Lachgar.
Flash floods are frequent in Morocco, where four children drowned in the south of the country in September in another accident.