The blazes in the mountainous Kabylie region are some of the worst in the country’s
history – with officials blaming arson for many of them.
President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has declared three days of national mourning for the victims.
A total of 69 fires were burning on Wednesday, amid a heatwave sweeping across North
Africa, with flames fanned by strong winds and tinder-dry conditions.
Tap the link in our bio to read more as several Mediterranean countries struggle to cope with devastating wildfires.