Rescue teams quickly took the necessary measures after a serious accident occurred at around 1:10 am local time between two buses, on a highway near the town of Astil in Biskra province, a short distance from Algiers. 500 km to the southeast.
Ahmed Baoudji, director of the El Oued city emergency rescue agency, near the scene of the accident, cites preliminary investigations that 12 people aged 19 to 73 died and 46 were injured. injured in this accident. The cause of the incident may be due to the two cars moving too fast.
Algeria’s National Radio reported that President Abdelmadjid Tebboune sent his condolences to the victims’ families and instructed Prime Minister Abdelaziz Djerad to supervise aid and rescue. Interior Minister Kamel Beldjoud and Health Minister Abderrahmane Benbouzid arrived at the scene of the accident.
According to the Algerian National Road Safety Commission, about 3,275 people were killed and more than 30,000 injured in road accidents in 2019 in Algeria, a slight decrease from the previous year.