Several wilayas in the east of the country are facing appalling fires this Wednesday, August 17, 2022. The latest Civil Protection report lists several dozen injured and two victims. In this painful circumstance, the President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, offered his sincere condolences to the victims of the fires and their families.
Following the fires declared in certain wilayas in the east of the country and which caused victims in El Tarf and Sétif, President Tebboune presents his sincere condolences and his deep compassion to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to the injured; said a press release from the Presidency of the Republic.
According to the same source, the President of the Republic also affirmed the position of the State and the mobilization of all the human and material resources necessary to extinguish the fires and take care of the victims.
Forest fires in Souk Ahras, Sétif and El Tarf: the toll is growing
As a reminder, in a press release made public this Wednesday at 4:00 p.m., the Civil Protection recorded a total of 39 fires in 14 wilayas of the country. According to the same source, the wilaya of El Tarf alone has no less than 16 fires. While the wilaya of Sétif recorded 3 fires.
In addition, the latest Civil Protection report indicated that the wilaya of Souk Ahras recorded no less than 45 injured, including 4 suffering from minor burns. The other injured suffered from asphyxiation due to smoke from the fire, the same statement said. Noting their support.
In addition, the Directorate of Civil Protection of the wilaya of Sétif noted that the fires that reached homes in the villages caused two victims and two injured suffering from burns. The two victims, a woman and her daughter, aged 58 and 31, died of serious burns.
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