Ten killed after gas leak in residential building in Algeria

Osinachi Nwachukwu

Algerian civil defence service said at least 10 people were killed in an explosion in a residential building that was caused by gas leak that subsequently led to the collapse of the building.

The explosion which occurred in Algeria’s Bordj Bou Arreridj province left 10 dead and 16 others injured.

According to the local civil defence, it remains unclear exactly how many people were inside the building when the incident took place.

Algerian news website Ennaharonline reported that among the fatalities was nine-month-old baby.

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