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18 died and 491 injured in traffic accidents in the last 48 hours

Traffic accidents recorded during the last 48 hours in a number of provinces of the country left 18 people dead and 491 others injured with varying severity, according to a statement issued today, Saturday, by the civil protection services.

The same source indicated that the heaviest toll was recorded in the province of Ain Ghezzam, with the death of 4 people and the injury of 19 others, as a result of the deviation and overturning of a utilitarian car on  National Road No. 01, in addition to the death of 4 people and the injury of one person in a collision between two cars on National Road No. 06 in the municipality of Sidi Ahmed,  province of Saida.

Civil protection units also recovered, during the same period, the bodies of 7 people who drowned, in Algiers, Tipaza, Skikda, El Tarf, Mostaganem and Relizane.

Meanwhile, the same services managed to put out two fires in Ouargla and Timimoun without recording any victims.

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