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الجزائر اليوم 🇩🇿 Algeria64

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Wildfires in Algeria kill dozens, force hundreds to flee homes

Wildfires  raging across Algeria have killed more than 30 people, including 10 soldiers battling the flames, and forced the evacuation of hundreds of people from their homes along the country’s Mediterranean coastal region. The reports of the deaths came on Monday as temperatures hit 48 degrees Celsius (118 Fahrenheit) in parts of the North African country. The Algerian interior ministry said it recorded 97 blazes, fanned by fierce winds and extreme heat, across 16 provinces. Fires raged again in a Tunisian pine forest near the border with Algeria, after another blaze in the area last week. At least 300 people were evacuated by sea and by land from the village of Melloula, according to the national guard. In some other North African countries such as Morocco and Libya, temperatures were relatively normal compared with annual averages. Scientists rank the Mediterranean region as a climate change “hot spot” with the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warning of more heatwaves, crop failures, droughts, rising seas and influxes of invasive species. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.aljazeera.com/amp/news/2023/7/24/deadly-algeria-wildfires-amid-extreme-heat-high-winds

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  • winnie nguru

    47 w

    Wildfires pandemic is now in Africa. The government ought to step up and bring a halt to the loss being experienced in Algeria

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    • Joseph Githinji

      47 w

      Wildfires are doing so much destruction and claiming people's lives. This issue must be handled urgently to save lives and property but also climate action long term plan must be put in place.

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      • Edwin wangombe

        47 w

        I wish we found a permanent solution to these wildfires... They are so destructive it's sad 😢😢

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        • Sarah kimotho

          47 w

          Something need to be done .

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          • rosebellendiritu

            47 w

            Wildfires has been a thorn in the flesh for sometime now and no positive reaction to it has come forth

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            • Munene Mugambi

              47 w

              Wildfires have been terrorising parts of Europe and now in Africa, when will they be taken seriously?

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              • Harrison wambui

                47 w

                So terryfying

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                • Sarah Chabane

                  47 w

                  This is horrifying... sadly not covered that much by media

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                  • Daniel Waweru

                    47 w

                    Saddest news I've reads today, Very unfortunate

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                    • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

                      47 w

                      so sad.

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                      • Elizabeth Gathigia

                        47 w

                        This is so saddening

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                        • Princess

                          47 w

                          This is terrible for the fact that their government seems not concerned about the safety of their people....surprisingly this is not the first time Algeria has experienced wildfires, last year the wildfires killed 25 soldiers.

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                          • rosebellendiritu

                            47 w

                            @princess_nel_268 unfortunately they seem not to be bothered about the losses encountered by both nature and living things

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