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Algeria 'Tornado of fire' kills 38

Agence France-Presse

Posted at Aug 19 2022 10:15 AM

38 killed in Algeria forest fire

Algerian men check a charred bus in which at least 12 people were reportedly burnt to death following raging fires in Algeria's city of el-Kala on Thursday. Algerian firefighters were battling a string of blazes, fanned by drought and a blistering heatwave, with some areas recording temperatures as high as 48 degree Celsius, that have killed at least 38 people and left destruction in their wake.