Floods in Algeria kill five
In eastern Algeria, five people have been killed after torrential rains sparked flooding in the Aures region, some 430 kilometers southeast of the capital, Algiers, newspapers reported on Monday.
Two women drowned after being swept away by flood waters in the towns of Oued Aouf and Taxent, while in Oum el-Bouaghi, two men and a teenage boy drowned after several streams burst their banks, the papers said, according to AFP. In addition, the heavy rains, which lasted several hours, damaged crops, houses and roads, the papers reported.
Authorities have not released an official statement on the flooding or the number of victims. (Albawaba.com)