Fires in Algeria – dozens dead

25 soldiers alone died in rescue missions, said President Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Tuesday evening on Twitter. In addition, seven civilians died in the Tizi Ouzo region, which was particularly hard hit by the fire, as reported by the North African country’s civil protection authority. Two others were also seriously injured.

The soldiers managed to free more than 100 people from the blazing flames in Tizi Ouzo and in the Bejaia region east of the capital Algiers, Tebboune continued.