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Flash floods leave 7 dead, 3 missing in Chlef, Algeria

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At least seven fatalities were reported while three others remain missing as flash flooding swept through Chlef Province in Algeria on Saturday, March 6, 2021.

Heavy rainfall on Saturday led to flash flooding in many areas in Chlef, particularly in the Oud Sly Commune. Three vehicles were swept away while nearby houses were damaged, according to Civil Protection.

As of Sunday, March 7, authorities reported seven fatalities– five of whom were believed to be from the same family. Meanwhile, the Civil Protection and other emergency workers continue the search operations for three others missing.

Last year, severe flooding also affected the province of Jijel in northern Algeria after 140 mm (5.5 inches) of rain fell in a 24 hour period to December 21.

Featured image credit: Civil Protection

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