Among the dead, for example, are 28 soldiers who were sent to put out the fires.
In Algeria has been raging large wildfires since Monday night. According to state media, at least 65 people have died as a result of the fires. The pieces are said to be the worst in the country’s history.
The fires were reported by news agencies AFP and Reuters, for example.
“The death toll has risen to 65 – 28 soldiers and 37 civilians – the majority of whom died in the province of Tizi Ouzou,” Algerian television reported, according to AFP.
In addition, 12 soldiers were reported to be in hospital and critical condition. Algeria has sent an army to put out the fires.
Dozens of various pieces have raged in northern Algeria, with Tizi Ouzou province suffering the most. Many houses have been reportedly burned, and residents have fled to dormitories and university buildings. Thick smoke has been reported to make it difficult to extinguish fires.
Prime Minister of the country Kamel Beldjoud has accused arsonists of lighting fires, but has not clarified the allegations or provided evidence to support them.
“Only criminal hands can be behind a total of about 50 fires at a time in different areas,” Beldjoud said, according to Reuters.
President of the country Abdelmadjid Tebboune declared a three-day national mourning period in memory of the dead, and froze state activities unrelated to the fires.
Last week, the Copernicus Monitoring Service, which monitors the European Union’s atmosphere, found that the Mediterranean had become a concentration of wildfires. Fires fueled by high heat waves and dry weather have also destroyed forests in Turkey and Greece.