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Fires in Algeria: the first Spanish water bomber arrives in Algiers

AA / Nice / Feïza Ben Mohamed

The first water bomber plane sent by Spain, arrived in Algeria this Saturday evening, where it must now join the operations to fight the fires ravaging the north of the country, according to information reported by the Agence de Algerian official press (APS).

A second plane of the same type is also due to land in Algiers in the coming hours.

While two French Canadairs have been hard at work since Thursday to extinguish fires described as criminal by the authorities, Spain in turn sends its firefighting devices.

In accordance with the announcements made in the middle of the week by the President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune, Madrid thus joins the momentum of solidarity with Algeria.

A fifth plane, sent by Switzerland, will arrive quickly to complete the European effort.

This announcement comes as the Head of State is this Saturday evening, at the bedside of the wounded at the military hospital of Ain Naâdja and at the hospital of Douera, in the suburbs of Algiers, according to a post from the Algerian presidency on its social networks.

A military tribute ceremony was also held this Saturday in the presence of General Changriha, before the remains of soldiers killed in the fires, were returned to their families to be buried.

As a reminder, in a last newsletter broadcast on Saturday at midday, Civil Protection reported 29 fires still active across 13 localities.

At least 75 people were killed including 28 soldiers.

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