Four killed in Algerian forest fire

Tuesday, August 10th, 2021 10:18 |
In this handout file photo taken on released by France’s Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, a helicopter sprays water to extinguish a fire near San Ignacio de Velasco, Santa Cruz, Bolivia, south of the Amazon basin. Photo/AFP

Wildfires in Algeria have left four people dead and three others injured in Kabylia, a mountainous region east of the capital, Algiers.

Algeria's state news agency said two people died in Ait-Yenni, one in Yakourène and another in the nearby town of Azazga, in the province of Tizi-Ouzou.

Videos posted on social media showed panicked residents fleeing on foot as flames threatened their homes.

Much of Algeria has been experiencing drought-like conditions, with temperatures of 42C forecast later on Tuesday.

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