Dozens killed in Algeria road accident

At least 34 people have been killed and 12 injured when a utility vehicle and a passenger bus collided in southern Algeria’s Tamanrasset province.

Civil defence reported on its Facebook page that authorities showed up at the scene of the accident about 4:15am (03:15 GMT) on Wednesday after the accident on National Road 01 in the village of Outoul, 1,900km (1,180 miles) south of the capital, Algiers.The civil defence team confirmed the number of deaths and said those injured were taken to hospital.

Videos posted by local news outlets, including a clip posted by Info Trafic Algerie, showed the aftermath of the accident and the vehicles in flames.

Civil defence shared several pictures of the accident with both vehicles burned-out and destroyed.

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