13 Dead in Algeria Bus Crash

By Asharq Al-Awsat
An ambulance is parked outside the infectious diseases department at Boufarik Hospital, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Boufarik, Algeria May 26, 2021. REUTERS/Abdelaziz Boumzar

Thirteen people died and eight were injured in Algeria on Sunday when a bus collided with a truck in the northwest, emergency services said.

The crash happened in the Oued Khebaza locality in Naama province, some 650 kilometers south of the capital Algiers, the civil defense said in a statement on social media.

The injured were taken to hospital.

Local media broadcast a video showing a bus with its front completely smashed in.

Authorities opened an inquiry to determine the cause of the crash, the official APS agency said.

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