Death Toll From Algeria Forest Fires Rises to 42

By Reuters
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August 11, 2021 Updated: August 11, 2021

ALGIERS—Forty-two people, including 25 military men, have died in wildfires that erupted east of the Algerian capital, Algiers, Prime Minister Ayman Benabderrahmane said on Tuesday.

Benabderrahmane also told state television the government had asked for help from the international community and was in talks with partners to hire planes to extinguish fires.

By Hamid Ould Ahmed

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