Algiers - Severe floods caused by torrential rains have killed 10 people and injured around 30 in Algeria's north-central El Bayadh region since the weekend, local authorities said Monday.
Around 150 families had to flee their homes in El Bayadh and vast tracts of farmland were destroyed after torrential rains fell on the area, causing rivers to burst their banks.
Several people have also been reported killed in other parts of the vast north African country affected by the storms, including Ghardaia, about 500 kilometres south of Algiers, Laghouat in the north and Batna in the north-east.
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