Denmark Norway advise against hiking alone in Morocco

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Authorities in Denmark and
Norway have warned their citizens from hiking alone without local guides in
Morocco after the bodies of two female Scandinavian tourists were found in the
Atlas Mountains, a popular hiking destination.

Danish police said Wednesday it had sent an officer to
Morocco to assist in the investigation. The bodies were found in a remote
mountainous region, about 6 miles from the village of Imlil — often the starting
point for treks to Mount Toubkal, North Africa’s highest peak.

Morocco’s Interior Ministry says the two women, from Denmark and Norway, were
discovered Monday “with evidence of violence on their necks” inflicted by a “cold weapon.”

Moroccan authorities say at least one man has been arrested
after the two victims in their 20s from Denmark and Norway were discovered
Monday.

Local media report that investigators have video
surveillance showing three suspects putting up a tent near the victims’ tent
and leaving the area after the slaying.

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