Reported by|Mostafa Khalil
Two young Scandinavian women have been killed and found their bodies at the foot of Mount Toubkal, which is popular with hikers in Morocco.
The two students are from Norway and Denmark. The bodies reported stab wounds. After further possible perpetrators will be searched. While the police said that they have arrested a suspect on Tuesday who seemed of being responsible for the deaths of women.
The bodies were found in a remote area near the town Imlil, said the Interior Ministry in Morocco. The city is for many hikers and climbers starting point for tours in the Atlas Mountains. The 4,1
67 meter high Toubkal is the highest mountain in North Africa, located about 70 kilometers south of Marrakech.
The two women, aged 24 and 28, studied at the University of South-East Norway. The university was shocked by the news from Morocco and set the flags at half-mast. As the university announced, the two women were only on the weekend to Morocco. There, they wanted to stay there for a month. Among other things, the two women studied culture and nature leadership in Norway.
The Norwegian's mother said on Norwegian radio that safety was her daughter's top priority. "The two young women took all precautionary measures before they left," she told NRK.
The Foreign Office warns Morocco against touring off the beaten track. Tours in more remote areas should only be undertaken in groups and with Moroccan leaders.