Algerian Wildfires Claim 15 Lives Amidst North African Heatwave

Mouad Boudina
Mouad Boudina
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The Algerian interior ministry reported on Monday,that a tragic loss of life amounting to 15 individuals occurred in the mountainous regions of Bejaia and Bouira in Algeria due to devastating wildfires. This unfortunate event transpired amidst the relentless heatwave that has been sweeping across the landscapes of North Africa and Southern Europe.

Authorities have revealed that an impressive force of approximately 7,500 firefighters is diligently engaged in combating the raging infernos, steadfastly working to gain control over the flames. Their unwavering dedication and efforts remain at the forefront of the ongoing battle against the wildfires.

In addition to the regions of Bejaia and Bouira, diligent firefighters were also actively engaged in combating the fires in the Boumerdes, Tizi Ouzou, Jijel, and Skikda areas. The situation demanded swift action, resulting in the evacuation of approximately 1,500 people to ensure their safety and well-being. The collective efforts of these firefighters in multiple regions reflect the coordinated response to mitigate the impact of the wildfires and safeguard the affected communities.

Heatwave has swept across North African nations, subjecting them to scorching temperatures, with certain Tunisian cities recording extreme highs of up to 49 degrees Celsius (120 degrees Fahrenheit). The relentless heat has posed significant challenges to the inhabitants, necessitating precautionary measures to cope with the intense weather conditions and ensure the well-being of the population.

Mouad Boudina

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