Flood/ Torrential rains in Beni Slimane (Médéa): Death toll rises, significant material damage

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ALGIERS- The death toll, following flooding resulting from torrential rains in the town of Beni Slimane (60 km east of Médéa), has reached four people, indicated the local direction of civil protection in a communiqué.

The heavy rains caused the rise in the level of the stream crossing the town of Beni Beni Slimane until reaching in some places 2 meters.

A crisis unit was set up by the wilaya’s services to monitor the situation caused by the heavy rains which began to fall on the region as soon as the fast was broken.

Noting that the Civil Protection Services’ rescue and research operation is, still, underway.

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