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Algeria floods kill 10; homes damaged

Algeria`s meteorological service had warned about strong thunderstorms across the country from Saturday into Sunday.



Algiers: Authorities in Algeria say torrential downpours have killed at least 10 people and ruined hundreds of homes. A mother and her infant daughter are also missing.

The country`s meteorological service had warned about strong thunderstorms across the country from Saturday into Sunday.

The civil protection authority said in a statement that on Sunday it recovered eight bodies from one town, El Bayadh, 435 miles (700 kilometres) southwest of the capital. Rescuers are still looking for a woman and her nine-month-old baby there.

Two other bodies were found in towns to the north of El Bayadh. Hundreds of families were affected when the waters either tore down or inundated their homes.

Algeria often sees heavy rain and flooding in October.

Bureau Report

From Zee News

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