Algerian forest fire deaths increase to 42


On August 10, 2021, smoke was emitted from a wildfire in Tizi Ouzou, a mountainous region east of Algiers, the capital of Algeria. (AbdelazizBoumzar / Reuters)

Algiers-A wildfire in the eastern capital of Algiers killed 42 people, including 25 military personnel, Algiers said Tuesday.

Benabderrahmane also told state television that the government is seeking help from the international community and is in talks with partners to hire planes to extinguish the fire.

By Hamid Ould Ahmed