29 killed in Algerian floods
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Belkhir confirmed that "following these floods, we can sadly declare that 29 people have died." He also said that 84 people were injured, although the Algerian interior ministry has since lowered the toll to 48. Six hundred homes were also flooded in the incident, and several hundred people were evacuated by helicopter.
According to reports on Algiers., there may also be undiscovered damage in towns nearby Ghardaïa, which is approximately 600 kilometres from the Algerian capital,
The flooding was caused by storms that flooded a, known locally as a wadi, which can rise quickly by around 8 metres.
Ghardaïa is the capital of the