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Wildfires in Algeria kill at least 37, including family of 5

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ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria’s civil protection agency says wildfires raging in the country’s east have killed at least 37 people and wounded 161 others. Most of the victims were reported in the wilaya, or region, of El Tarf, near the northern Algeria-Tunisian border, where 34 people were found dead. The death toll included a family of five found in their home and eight people on a public bus whose driver was surprised by flames while traveling in a mountainous region. The North African nation’s prime minister said Thursday that the Algerian state would support the victims’ families and pay for renovation work and compensation for the loss of livestock and beehives.

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