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Moroccan authorities have arrested a suspect in connection with the murder of two Scandinavian tourists in the High Atlas Mountains, said the Ministry of the Interior. The man was arrested in Marrakech, largest tourist center in Morocco. Other suspects were searched for the death of women, a Danish and Norwegian, whose bodies were found with their throat neck, the Ministry said on Tuesday. The Danish victim Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, "had her neckline," says the Danish magazine BT her mother as said. Her family had warned her to come to Morocco because of a chaotic situation, "she added. Norwegian media called the second victim as 28-year-old Maren Ueland. "Her priority was security. The girls took all precautionary measures before they went on this trip," said her mother Irene Ueland to NRK. Their bodies were found in an isolated area on the way to North Africa's highest peak in Toubkal. [1 9659004] Toubkal is a popular hiking and hiking destination 82km south of Marrakech. According to NRK, both students were at the University of South Eastern Norway (USN) and were on travel to Morocco for Christmas holidays. They planned to spend a month in the country, according to Petter Aasen, principal of USN. An investigation has been initiated to determine the circumstances of the "crime event". The police even blocked the roads in the region where the murder occurred. A Norwegian police from the Embassy in Rabat travels to Marrakesh to act as a connection between the authorities. "Poor for the…

Moroccan authorities have arrested a suspect in connection with the murder of two Scandinavian tourists in the High Atlas Mountains, said the Ministry of the Interior.

The man was arrested in Marrakech, largest tourist center in Morocco.

Other suspects were searched for the death of women, a Danish and Norwegian, whose bodies were found with their throat neck, the Ministry said on Tuesday.

The Danish victim Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, “had her neckline,” says the Danish magazine BT her mother as said.

Her family had warned her to come to Morocco because of a chaotic situation, “she added.

Norwegian media called the second victim as 28-year-old Maren Ueland.

“Her priority was security. The girls took all precautionary measures before they went on this trip,” said her mother Irene Ueland to NRK.

Their bodies were found in an isolated area on the way to North Africa’s highest peak in Toubkal. [1

9659004] Toubkal is a popular hiking and hiking destination 82km south of Marrakech.

According to NRK, both students were at the University of South Eastern Norway (USN) and were on travel to Morocco for Christmas holidays.

They planned to spend a month in the country, according to Petter Aasen, principal of USN.

An investigation has been initiated to determine the circumstances of the “crime event”. The police even blocked the roads in the region where the murder occurred.

A Norwegian police from the Embassy in Rabat travels to Marrakesh to act as a connection between the authorities.

“Poor for the region”

Security has been intensified in the area and hiking suspended after the discovery of the body, said Moroccan media.

“It is very bad for the region. It will no doubt be canceled,” said a local guide, Hossein, to AFP’s news agency from Imlil.

Tourism is a cornerstone of Morocco’s economy and the nation’s second largest employer after agriculture. The sector accounts for 10 percent of national income and is one of the country’s foremost sources of foreign currency.

After several years of close stagnation, Morocco welcomed 11.35 million visitors in 2017, which exceeded 11 million marks for the first time.

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