Friday, April 10, 2015 11:12 am
MAP news agency, quoting local officials, said two of the wounded were in serious condition.
Several private media said the bus was transporting young athletes and their coach from a competition in the north of the country and caught fire after the collision near the southern city of Tan-Tan.
Media 24 and Goud news websites gave a higher toll of 40 dead out of the 50 passengers on the bus.
Mohamed Azzaz, a local health official in the Guelmim-Smara region where Tan-Tan is located said that eight people were hospitalised.
Road accidents are frequent in Morocco, where officials say about 4,000 people are killed each year — equivalent to about 12 each day.
The worst road accident claimed the lives of 42 people in September 2012, and also occurred in southern Morocco.