Norway’s foreign ministry has confirmed that two young Scandinavian women, one Norwegian and the other Danish, were found dead with stab wounds in a tent they reportedly were sharing while out hiking in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Police believe they fell victim to “a criminal act.”
French news bureau AFP reported that the two women were found stabbed in a village in an isolated area of El Haouz province, around 10 kilometers from Imlil, a town popular with tourists who go hiking in the mountains. Newspaper VG reported that the two women, both in their 20s, were on a backpacking holiday in the country.
A criminal investigation is underway after the women were found dead by other tourists. Norway’s foreign ministry reported that it was working with Norway’s embassy in Rabat to find out more about what happened. Norwegian authorities were also in contact with their Moroccan counterparts, and next of kin in Norway and Denmark have been notified.