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Algeria: 86 people drowned at sea from 1 June to 31 August


Algeria-Eighty-six (86) people died by drowning at sea during the period from June 1 to August 31, 2018, including 48 at beaches banned from swimming, according to a report released Wednesday by the Civil Protection .

Thirty-eight (38) drowning deaths took place on beaches authorized for swimming, of which 13 were recorded outside monitoring hours, according to the same source.

The report also shows that 48,381 people were rescued from drowning, 19,233 of whom were treated on site at the beach rescue stations for various types of injuries and 4,207 wounded were evacuated to the health facilities.

Four (4) people struck by the watercraft succumbed to their wounds, one in Mostaganem, one in Tipaza, one in Algiers and one in Tizi Ouzou, adds the same source who notes that Thirteen (13) other people have injured by these devices.

More than 72,000 interventions were made during the reporting period, as part of the beach monitoring system set up by Civil Protection at the 401 beaches authorized for swimming.

In addition, about 105 million summer visitors have flocked to the beaches of Algeria since the beginning of the summer season. The wilaya of Oran registered the greatest attendance with 18 million summer visitors, followed by Boumerdès with 14 million, Ain Témouchent with 12 million and finally Mostaganem with 11 million summer visitors

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