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Road accidents: 36 deaths and 1471 injuries in one week

Thirty-six (36) people died and 1471 others were injured in traffic accidents in various regions of the country during the period from 25 April to 1 May, a weekly report by the Civil Protection said on Wednesday.

The worst toll was recorded in Sétif with three (3) deaths and 79 injuries following 54 road accidents reported across this province.

On the other hand, civil protection units carried out 748 interventions that allowed extinguishing 481 fires, including domestic industrial fires and various fires, in addition to 3662 rescue interventions.

Regarding activities to combat the spread of the new Coronavirus (Covid-19), civil protection units carried out, during the same period, 279 awareness-raising operations throughout the national territory, reminding citizens to respect confinement and rules of physical distancing, as well as 266 general disinfection operations that covered all infrastructures and public and private buildings and neighborhoods.

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