Algeria Floods – 3 Dead in Constantine After 1 Day of Torrential Rain

Three people died in the city of Constantine, northern Algeria, after torrential rain hit on Monday 24 August 2015. WMO figures say that 98 mm of rain fell in the city in 24 hours.

The rain caused flooding over 1 metre deep in several areas in and around Constantine. Transport was badly hit after roads became blocked, including access to Mohamed Boudiaf International Airport and the road between Ali Mendjeli and El Khroub towns

Algeria Press Service (APS), quoting Lieutenant Noureddine Tafer, Communication officer at Civil Protection, said that the victims all died in the Ali Mendjeli area. Two are thought to have drowned whilst trapped in buildings, while the third victim is believed to have died from an electric shock caused by flood water.

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