Tuesday 26 September 2017

Pictured: Irish woman killed while holidaying in popular Morocco resort

Yvonne Slaughter
Yvonne Slaughter

Conor Feehan and Catherine Devine

An Irish woman who died while on holiday in Morocco has been named locally.

Yvonne Slaughter, aged in her fifties, died tragically in the resort of Agadir on January 8.

The Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed they are providing assistance to the woman's family in Co Kildare.

Local reports sad the woman was preparing to cross the street in the resort of Agadir when she was struck by a car.

The accident happened near the city of Agadir
The accident happened near the city of Agadir

It is understood the driver fled the scene but was caught by citizens who handed him over to police.

It is suspected the motorist may have been drink-driving.

An estimated 3,000 people were killed in road accidents in Morocco in the first 10 months of 2016, according to figures from the Ministry of Equipment and Transport.

A total of seven Irish people died in the African country between 2009 and 2015, according to figures provided by the Department.

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