At the foot of the Hiking popular mount Toubkal in Morocco have been found the bodies of two young women from Scandinavia. The two student were from Norway and Denmark. The police arrested according to judicial information on Tuesday a Suspect for the death of the women in charge. The bodies had stab wounds. To other potential offenders-will wanted.

The bodies had been found in a remote area near the village of Imlil, informed the interior Ministry in Morocco. The city is a mountain for many hikers and climbers starting point for tours in the Atlas. Of 4167 metres high, mount Toubkal is the highest mountain in North Africa and is located about 70 kilometers South of Marrakech.

the victims were female students, at the age of 24 and 28 years, studied at the University of South-East Norway. The University has been shocked by the news from Morocco and put the flags at half-mast. As the University announced that had left the two women at the weekend to Morocco. There they would remain thus for a month. The two women studied in Norway, among other things, culture and Nature tour.

The mother of the Norwegian told Norwegian radio that security was the top priority for their daughter. “The two young women have taken all the precautions before they left,” she told NRK.

The Foreign office is warning for Morocco tours off the paved road. Tours in remote areas should only be undertaken in a group and with the Moroccan leaders.

tkr / DPA

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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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