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18/12/2018 07:39 GMT | Updated 18/12/2018 13:41 GMT

Man Arrested After Scandinavian Women Found Dead 'With Necks Slashed' In Morocco

The pair, from Denmark and Norway respectively, were found near the town of Imlil.

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File photo of Morocco's High Atlas mountain range where the bodies of two Scandinavian women were found.

A man has been arrested after two European women were found dead in Morocco with cuts to their necks, the country’s security services said.

Moroccan security services said on Tuesday that one person had been arrested in Marrakesh in connection with the deaths. An investigation is ongoing.

The two women, from Denmark and Norway respectively, were found near the town of Imlil in the High Atlas mountain range, a popular trekking spot, the Associated Press news agency reported.

There were “signs of violence”, the interior ministry said, according to Morocco World News.

The two women’s bodies were found in a remote mountainous region 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) from the village of Imlil, which is typically is the starting point for treks to Mount Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa.

Gruesome details were reported by media on Tuesday.

The identity of the women has not been confirmed and it is unclear whether their next of kin have been contacted.

UPDATE: This article has been fully updated.