Death toll rises to 43 in fires in northern Algeria

At least 43 people have been killed by the latest wave of fires that affected the northern part of Algeria and that was considered controlled last week, according to a new balance of victims released by local authorities.

In the region of El Tarf alone, at least 36 people are known to have died, to which should be added the deaths confirmed in Suk Ahras, Sétif, Skikda and Mostaganem, reports the news portal Tout sur l’Algerie.

Since the beginning of the summer, Algeria has already accumulated 48 deaths as a result of fires, which has led the government to activate all the alarms.

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The Ministry of Justice has urged the Prosecutor’s Office to investigate any possible criminal action and the National Gendarmerie reported on Sunday at least 13 arrests.

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