Moroccan factory boss held in fatal flood investigation
The owner is being held in custody as investigations continue into the February 8 deaths.
"After preliminary questioning, the investigating judge decided to place the owner of this industrial unit in prison, pending the completion of the investigation procedures," a government prosecutor said Wednesday.
While initial reports after the tragedy said the textile factory was illegal, the status of the flooded garment workshop "remains to be verified," a police source told AFP.
The deaths sparked outrage and reignited debate over working conditions in the informal sector, which plays a key role in the economy.