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28 Jan 2019 | 12:31 AM UTC

Algeria: Flooding kills at least five people as of January 26

Algeria News Alert

Authorities report at least five people died due to flooding in several provinces as of January 26; snow affecting travel in northeast

TIMEFRAME expected from 1/26/2019, 12:00 AM until 1/28/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Algiers). COUNTRY/REGION Algeria

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Authorities recovered the bodies of five people following severe flooding between Friday, January 25, and Saturday, January 26. According to local reports, two people were swept away and killed by flood waters in Tizi Ouzou and Tipaza provinces, while another three people died in Annaba and El Tarf provinces. Emergency crews also rescued more than 100 people stranded by floods in 17 provinces as of Saturday, while multiple roads in northeastern provinces are closed due to heavy snowfall. The army has been deployed to clear and open roads in affected areas. Lingering transportation disruptions are to be expected in the affected areas over the coming hours and days.


Individuals in affected provinces are advised to monitor local weather reports, prepare for transportation disruptions, budget additional time to reach their destinations, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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