Fifteen people were killed and 285 others sustained injuries of varying severity, as a result of traffic accidents across several provinces of the country during the last 48 hours, according to what was reported, today, Saturday, by Civil Protection services.
The same source indicated that the heaviest toll was recorded in the province of Ouargla, with the death of (03) people and the injury of 12 others, as a result of a collision between a car and a bus transporting passengers on the national road No. 03, in Hassi Messaoud municipality.
On the other hand, Civil Protection services were called to rescue 21 people suffering from breathing difficulties as a result of inhaling carbon monoxide gas emitted from various heating devices and water heaters in each of the following province: Algiers (04 people), Jijel (02), Sidi Bel Abbes ( 04), Medea (06), Boumerdes (05).
The civil protection services also recorded the death of an 86-year-old elderly woman, as a result of a fire that broke out in a house in the municipality of Bologhine, Algeria.
With regard to weather fluctuations, the same source indicated that the state road in the village of Boubhir, the municipality of Bouzeguen, in the province of Tizi Ouzou, is cut off, due to the danger of a bridge collapse, while stones falling on a house in the village of Ghazoui, in the municipality of Malbo were recorded in the province of Bejaia, in addition to carrying out several operations to absorb water in Tindouf Province.
With regard to activities related to the prevention of the spread of Coronavirus, during the same period, Civil Protection units across the national territory carried out 46 awareness-raising operations for the benefit of citizens to remind them of the need to respect quarantine rules as well as social distancing, in addition to carrying out 28 sterilization operations in public and private structures, as well as residential complexes and streets.