Torrential Rains Destroy 400 Homes in Algeria

ALGIERS (AA) – Hundreds of homes have been destroyed in Algeria‘s southern city of Tamanrasset following several days of torrential rainfall, a local humanitarian aid official said Wednesday.

The city was pounded by rainfall from March 19 to March 24, according to Ghanom Sudani, a member of a government-appointed humanitarian aid committee.

He added that heavy rains had destroyed as many as 400 residences.

“Hundreds of families have had to leave their homes after they were inundated with water,” Sudani told The Anadolu Agency.

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Last month neighbouring Tunisia experienced heavy rainfall and flooding in Jendouba City.

JENDOUBA, TUNISIA - FEBRUARY 28: A bus is seen in the flood water caused by heavy rainfall in the Bu Salim district of Jendouba City of Tunisia on February 28, 2015.  Photo: AA
JENDOUBA, TUNISIA – FEBRUARY 28: A bus is seen in the flood water caused by heavy rainfall in the Bu Salim district of Jendouba City of Tunisia on February 28, 2015. Photo: AA