Two jet-ski vacationers in Morocco met a tragic destiny when the Algerian coastguard fatally shot them after unintentionally crossing the maritime border.
The victims, Bilal Kissi and Abdelali Merchouer, held twin French-Moroccan nationality.
Their ill-fated journey took a tragic flip as they veered off target close to Saidia, a seashore resort on Morocco’s northeastern coast, as reported by Le360 information web site, citing an eyewitness.
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“We obtained misplaced however we saved going till we discovered ourselves in Algeria,” Mohamed Kissi, the brother of the younger man who died, was quoted as saying by the Moroccan web site Al Omk.
He mentioned: “We knew we have been in Algeria as a result of a black Algerian dinghy got here in direction of us and people on board fired at us.
“Thank God I wasn’t hit, however they killed my brother and my good friend. They arrested my different good friend.
“5 bullets hit my brother and my good friend. My different good friend was hit by a bullet.”
He mentioned they’d obtained misplaced and ran out of gas, earlier than including that he was picked up by the Moroccan navy who took him again to the Saidia marina.
Kissi’s cousin, Abdelkarim Kissi, who’s an actor, has urged Moroccan authorities to take the case to worldwide courts.
The group of 4 vacationers confronted Algeria’s coastguard after taking a incorrect flip whereas snowboarding on the seashore resort of Saidia on Morocco’s northeastern tip, in accordance with native information web site Le360.
One amongst them, additionally a French-Moroccan nationwide, was arrested by the Algerian coastguard and was taken to a courtroom on Wednesday, the report mentioned. The person, Smail Snabe, appeared earlier than a prosecutor on the identical day.