Algeria's fires.. "wind of death" blows to the east and the wheel of human solidarity is moving

Algeria’s fires.. “wind of death” blows to the east and the wheel of human solidarity is moving

Al-Qalah alone recorded the occurrence of 24 victims, some of whom were on a tourist trip in the famous Rabatia park.

The former official in charge of the tourist park confirmed that what is rumored on social networking sites of complete burning "for the garden" This is incorrect, noting that the park’s condition is intact and does not witness any casualties, whether among the citizens or even the animals in the cages.

Baba Ahmed said: "With the beginning of the scorching winds, the park was evacuated, and people fled to the national road linking El Kala and Annaba, and at a distance of one kilometer from the park, they were surrounded by fire, and most of the victims died of suffocation and some were burned, including the victims of the bus that was carrying 8 people who were killed On the spot".

Doomsday in Tarf

According to official sources’ statements to Sky News Arabia, the major fires that took place in El Tarf Governorate, specifically the coastal city of El Kala, were automatically extinguished by dawn on Thursday, and only one fire remained, which the city protection interests in cooperation with the army forces and forest protection interests extinguished with the available material and human means. .

The head of the Forest Fire Protection and Prevention Office, Rashida bin Abdullah, told Sky News Arabia: "El Tarf governorate witnessed the outbreak of 17 fires, of which only one remained, while the 10 fires burning in Guelma governorate continue so far, while Souk Ahras governorate records 6 fires and one fire spread.".

The Algerian official described the fires in El Kala, in El Tarf Governorate, as"Doomsday"And he said: "We were feeling that things were going under control, since the fires in the area began to erupt at dawn on Tuesday, we got used to dealing with it and it was not dangerous, but this time the wind changed the equation and it became impossible to control it even if the most powerful aviation equipment was brought to fight the fires".

Interior Minister Kamal Baljoud said that the failure of the plane chartered from Russia to put out the fires was due to a technical glitch 3 days ago, and it was repaired on Saturday.

Given the dense forested nature of the area and the quality of trees found in the mountains of the eastern cities of Algeria, especially trees "caltos" Inflaming quickly, the sky of those cities at lightning speed turned red amid strong winds and dust, which darkened the vision and created a state of panic among the people.

Meteorological warnings

Several states of the country experienced a severe heat wave that reached 45 degrees, which prompted the interests of civil protection and forest protection to issue several warnings to citizens over the past week, to take caution and protect forests, in conjunction with the occurrence of several private fires in the east and north-east of the country.

Weather experts have warned of high temperatures across the entire Algerian territory, during the summer season of 2022, cinemas in the Tarf region, Constantine, Bejaia, Guelma, Mila, the capital and Skikda.

A weather expert specializing in meteorology and the environment, Sheikh Farhat, told Sky News Arabia: "Temperatures have started in July and all reports were indicating that August will witness the highest temperatures that will begin to decrease gradually in late September".

Relief convoys start

The tragic events brought back memories of last year’s events in the Kabylie region, which killed 69 people, including 28 soldiers, and caused massive damage to the forested areas.

Convoys began preparing to move towards relief of the affected areas, as several civil society associations announced the organization of convoys of material and human assistance, and columns of firefighting truck regiments of the Civil Protection moved from the south and west towards the eastern cities of Algeria.

The Algerian Red Crescent also formed a crisis cell, to count the damage caused by the fires in the affected areas, and to inspect the aid distribution process.

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charred corpses

Everything seemed normal in the eastern part of Algeria, beaches, excursions and enjoying the magic of nature in the last days of summer, so the video images showed a state of comfort and tranquility on the beaches of the charming city of El Kala (the most affected by the fires).

It was only hours until the picture turned, of charred bodies that were transferred to hospitals in neighboring cities, and tweets of the families of the victims and the missing, who are still searching for their missing relatives who were on the spot at the moment of the disaster.

And on Thursday morning, the bodies of 5 victims from one family were found, coming from the town of Madourouch, in Souk Ahras governorate.

According to some testimonies collected by Sky News Arabia from citizens living in El Kala, the conditions were normal until midday on Wednesday, with the temperature reaching 50 degrees Celsius, with strong winds exceeding 100 kilometers per hour.

“We did not feel that today would turn into a great tragedy, things turned at lightning speed,” the former director of the national barn, Rafiq Baba Ahmed, who was a witness to the disaster, told Sky News Arabia.

Al-Qalah alone recorded the occurrence of 24 victims, some of whom were on a tourist trip in the famous Rabatia park.

The former official of the tourist park confirmed that what is rumored on social media about the complete burning of the “garden” is incorrect, noting that the park’s condition is intact and does not witness any casualties, whether among citizens or even animals in cages.

Baba Ahmed said: “With the beginning of the scorching winds, the park was evacuated, and people fled to the national road linking El Kala and Annaba, and at a distance of one kilometer from the park, they were surrounded by fire, and most of the victims died of suffocation and there were those who were burned, including the victims of the bus that was traveling 8 people were killed on the spot.

Doomsday in Tarf

According to official sources’ statements to Sky News Arabia, the major fires that took place in El Tarf Governorate, specifically the coastal city of El Kala, were automatically extinguished by dawn on Thursday, and only one fire remained, which the city protection interests in cooperation with the army forces and forest protection interests extinguished with the available material and human means. .

The head of the Forest Fire Protection and Prevention Office, Rashida bin Abdullah, told Sky News Arabia: “Al-Tarf governorate witnessed the outbreak of 17 fires, of which only one fire remained, while the 10 fires burning in Guelma governorate continue so far, while the Souq governorate records 6 fire pits and one fire pit.

The Algerian official described the fires in the city of El Kala in the Tarf governorate as “the Day of Resurrection,” and said: “We used to feel that things were going under control, since the fires in the area began to erupt at dawn on Tuesday. This time changed the equation and it became impossible to control it even if the most powerful aviation equipment was brought in to fight the fires.”

Interior Minister Kamal Baljoud said that the failure of the plane chartered from Russia to put out the fires was due to a technical glitch 3 days ago, and it was repaired on Saturday.

Due to the dense forested nature of the area and the quality of the trees found in the mountains of the eastern cities of Algeria, especially the fast-inflaming “caltos” trees, the sky of those cities at lightning speed turned red amid strong winds and dust that darkened the vision and created a state of panic among the people.

Meteorological warnings

Several states of the country experienced a severe heat wave that reached 45 degrees, which prompted the interests of civil protection and forest protection to issue several warnings to citizens over the past week, to take caution and protect forests, in conjunction with the occurrence of several private fires in the east and north-east of the country.

Weather experts have warned of high temperatures across the entire Algerian territory, during the summer season of 2022, cinemas in the Tarf region, Constantine, Bejaia, Guelma, Mila, the capital and Skikda.

A weather expert specializing in meteorology and the environment, Sheikh Farhat, told Sky News Arabia: “Temperatures have started in July, and all reports were indicating that August will witness the highest temperatures that will begin to gradually decrease in late September.”

Relief convoys start

The tragic events brought back memories of last year’s events in the Kabylie region, which killed 69 people, including 28 soldiers, and caused massive damage to the forested areas.

Convoys began preparing to move towards relief of the affected areas, as several civil society associations announced the organization of convoys of material and human assistance, and columns of firefighting truck regiments of the Civil Protection moved from the south and west towards the eastern cities of Algeria.

The Algerian Red Crescent also formed a crisis cell, to count the damage caused by the fires in the affected areas, and to inspect the aid distribution process.


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