Road accidents: 32 killed, 1,401 injured in one week


ALGIERS- A total of 32 people lost their lives and 1,401 others were injured in road accidents that occurred nationwide from 14 to 20 February, the Civil Protection said on Tuesday.

The heaviest toll was recorded in the province of Batna with 4 people dead and 63 others injured, added the same source.

Regarding activities to fight the spread of the coronavirus, Civil Protection units carried out during the same period, 307 awareness-raising operations nationwide, stressing on the need to respect lockdown measures and social distancing rules, in addition to 248 general disinfection operations across the country, having affected residential neighborhoods and all public and private buildings.

The Civil Protection units, also, extinguished 813 urban, industrial and other fires and carried out 4,383 assistance operations to people in danger.


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