Bad Weather in Algeria Kills Four, Injures a Dozen
Two days of stormy weather in Algeria have left at least four people dead and a dozen injured, press reports and witnesses said Sunday.
Winds reaching up to 160 kilometers (100 miles) per hour and torrential rains damaged roads and homes in a number of areas across the North African nation on Friday and Saturday.
In Bejaia, some 260 kilometers (160 miles) east of Algiers, a crane fell on a house and killed one person, according to villagers.
Near the capital, one person was killed by a falling tree and another died when a house collapsed.
Meanwhile, a young girl died in Sidi Bel Abbes, a shantytown some 440 kilometers (265 miles) west of the Algiers.
Falling trees and landslides disrupted traffic on main roads leading to the capital, and many villages were without electricity, newspapers said.
Snow also fell in Setif and Saida in Kabylie hills, 100 kilometers (60 miles) east of Algiers.
Meteorologists expect weather to improve on Monday -- ALGIERS (AFP)
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