Moroccan Minister Abdellah Baha Dies in Train Accident

Rabat – Moroccan Minister of State, Abdellah Baha, died on Sunday in Rabat.The influential leader of the Party of Justice and Development was hit by a passing train while he was checking the same location where Ahmed Zaidi, one of the charismatic leaders of the USFP, died last month.Earlier in the afternoon, the same source said that the right hand of Abdelilah Benkirane, the head of the government, had a serious car accident. Mr. Baha has served as deputy secretary general of the Justice and Development Party (PJD), since 2004. He was MP for Rabat for three consecutive terms, beginning in the 2002 legislative elections.This native of Souss was vice-speaker of the House of Representatives (2007), Head of PJD Group (2003/2006) and President of the Commission of Justice, Legislation and Human Rights (2002/2003).Member of the Executive Office of the uniqueness and Reform Movement (MUR), he was director of publication of the daily “Attajdid”, as well as “Al Islah” and “Arraya.” He was 60 years old.

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