Several dead in Algerian floods

Thirteen people have been killed in the last 48 hours when heavy rains flooded parts of western and central Algeria, state radio said on Saturday.

    The flooding has hit central and western areas

    The floods damaged roads and buildings and ripped the roofs off homes. The rains also cut off key roads in the west, including the second largest city Oran.

    The radio said property damage was significant.

    Civil Protection Authority officials were still carrying out rescue operations, it said.

    SOURCE: Reuters


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