On Thursday, August 12, the first day of national mourning to honor the 71 people who died in the fire, Algerian President Abdelmadzi Deboun announced the arrest of 22 suspects, including eleven, in the large city of Capelia, DC Uso. , The Berber-speaking area in northeastern Algeria, has traditionally revolted against federal power. Most fires, according to the head of state “Criminal origin”.
In a televised speech, Algerian President Kapil anonymously accused separatists of using catastrophe to divide the country.
Algerian justice has ordered an inquest into the death of a man accused of setting himself on fire by a mob. Videos posted on social networks “Angry Crowd” Beating “To death” Amnesty International has condemned the NGO after a person accused him of pyromania.
Growing balance sheet
According to a recent report, the largest country in the Maghreb is still engulfed in a devastating fire that has already killed 71 people, including 43 civilians and 28 soldiers. In a statement, Civil Defense said Thursday 92 fires in 16 districts [préfectures] Including 37 in DC Oso and 15 in El Dorf “, Near the Tunisian border.
Charred plants, dying livestock and besieged villages: Fires have devastated the region of Capilia in northeastern Algeria.
When they had to evacuate their homes to escape the fire, the villagers began to return to their villages. Then they looked at the extent of the damage and saw the catastrophe. One of them claims that Agencies lost everything to France-Press (AFP): “I have nothing left. My workshop, my car, my apartment.” But this man “Managed to save his family”, When “Neighbors are dead or have lost their loved ones”, He is as comforting as he can be.
With often limited resources, firefighters, veterans and volunteers are trying to contain the blaze in the north of the country. They are backed by two water bombers sent by France on Thursday, French President Emmanuel Macron said in a tweet. The Algerian president promised that the other two Canadians would come from Spain and the other from Switzerland.
Two Canadians sent by France in support of the Algerian people have just arrived. They will lend … https://t.co/G6nzgWCinR
In the face of the scale of the disaster, calls for help are growing in civil society and in Algeria and beyond. NGOs operate in France to send equipment to disaster areas through local organizations.
Heat wave in McRae
In the face of the tragedy, Algeria is observing national mourning for the first three days this Thursday and flags were hoisted at half-mast in Algiers.
Every year, the northern part of Algeria is hit by wildfires. By 2020, nearly 44,000 hectares of coffee will be smoked. But this phenomenon is exacerbated by the increasing fire on the planet.
According to various meteorological services, an intense heat wave is expected to continue in McRae until the weekend. On Wednesday, Tunisia set a record high of 50 ° C (50.3 C) in Cairo (center). The country has recorded 30 fires since Monday.