Security personnel stand at the site of a train derailment at Sidi Bouknadel near the Moroccan capital Rabat, Morocco, Oct. 16, 2018.
Security personnel stand at the site of a train derailment at Sidi Bouknadel near the Moroccan capital Rabat, Morocco, Oct. 16, 2018.

SIDI BOUKNADEL, MOROCCO - Six people were killed and about 80 injured when a train derailed near the Moroccan capital Rabat on Tuesday, officials said.

The train derailed near Sidi Bouknadel, a town near Rabat, on the busy coastal line connecting the capital to the commercial hub of Casablanca.

The cause of the accident was not immediately clear.

A Reuters reporter at the site saw a train derailed near some industrial and residential buildings.