ALGIERS- The Civil Protection of Algiers launched a search operation following the disappearance of two people who were in a car. The latter was washed away by the waters of Wadi Saoula at a place called “the American Bridge”, located in the commune of Baba Hassen in the southwest of the capital.
According to Civil Protection, the body of a 52-year-old woman has been recovered, while searches continue to locate the second person. For this, at least 80 elements were mobilized.
“The operation was launched following a report from a citizen. All means, including cynotechnical brigades, are mobilized, ”confirmed the Civil Protection services in a press release.
Yesterday Saturday, torrential rains caused flooding in several places in Algiers and its suburbs. They have also caused the blockage of certain major roads.
To this end, the Directorate of Civil Protection appeal to citizens, especially drivers, to exercise “great caution and to avoid movement except in case of necessity”.