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28/03/2017 13:02

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ALGIERS-Twelve (12) persons lost their lives and 29 others were injured in road accidents that occurred nationwide in the last 48 hours, the Civil Protection announced Saturday in a communiqué.

The heaviest toll was recorded in the province of Constantine where 2 persons were killed and 6 other were injured in 2 distinct accidents, said the source.

Besides, the Civil Protection services intervened to provide first aid to 22 persons who inhaled carbon monoxide emanating from heaters and heaters at their homes: 13 in Mascara, 3 in Medea, 2 in Biskra, 2 in Setif and 2 in Khenchela.



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Tuesday, 28 February 2017 18:17

Road accidents: Over 3,000 dead in 2016

ALGIERS- A total of 3,306 people lost their lives and 25,705 others were injured in 14,452 road accidents nationwide in 2016, said the National Gendarmerie on Tuesday.

For the year 2015, the number of dead dropped by 13.02%, injured by 29.88% and road accidents by 29.2%, said Director of  the constituted units of the Command of the National Gendarmerie, Colonel Mohamed Triki by presenting the toll of road accidents and road safety activities of the National Gendarmerie for 2016.

For Colonel Triki, this drop is due to the “strategy adopted by the Command of the National Gendarmerie to decrease by 30% the number of road accidents in addition to the measures taken in this regard and efforts deployed on the ground with the partners to ensure road safety.”

The same official said that about 40 accidents occurred everyday with a toll of 9 killed and 70 injured.

Human factor remains the first cause of these accidents (86%) followed by pedestrians with 5.78%, the condition of vehicles (4.72%) and the environment (0.89%).

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ALGIERS- Eleven people were killed and 18 others injured in 12 traffic accidents, which occurred in the last 48 hours, across the national territory, said Civil Protection in a statement on Saturday.

Chlef had the heaviest toll one person dead and 9 others injured.

In addition, three people died as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning from home bath heater in Ain Turk, Oran province.

On the other hand, emergency care was given to 4 people bothered by carbon dioxide leak in Setif.

In addition, the units of Civil Protection intervened to extinguish 5 urban and industrial fires in the cities of Algiers, El Oued, Adrar, Tipaza, and Blida, where relief was given to 2 people who were affected by smoke.

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Thursday, 23 February 2017 13:52

Road accidents: 244 killed in January 2017

ALGIERS- National Centre for Prevention and Road Safety announced Thursday that 1900 road traffic accidents, killing 244 people and injuring 2 605 others, have been recorded last January.

Compared with January 2016, there is a fall in the number of accidents by 27.16% and injured by 29.67%, the Centre said.

The center disclosed that more than 8,800 holder of driving licence delivered less than two years ago was behind 30.69 road accidents in 2016.

A total of 43.29% of the killed and 48.02% of the injured in the raod accident in 2016 are aged between 20 and 39 years old.  

Human factor remains the main cause of those accidents with 96% of them were the result of speeding and violation of road signs.




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ALGIERS- Five people were killed and 18 others were injured in seven road accidents nationwide over the past 48 hours, said Saturday the Civil Protection in a statement.

The heaviest toll was recorded in the province of Bouira where a man died and three others were injured in the commune of Maala.

Over the past two days, units of the Civil Protection extinguished seven urban and industrial fires in the provinces of Guelma, Adrar (where a man was seriously burnt), Tindouf, Mostaganem, Bouira, and Boumerdes, while in Constantine a man died in a house fire.

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ALGIERS- Three people died and eight others were injured in five road accidents over the last 24 hours in several regions of the country, said Monday the National Gendarmerie.

The province of Sidi Bel Abbes tops the list with two road accidents, said the source.

The services of the National Gendarmerie reminded road users, in such climate conditions, of the need to show vigilance and take precautions by avoiding speeding and respecting safe distance between the vehicles to preserve their security and that of road users.

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ALGIERS-The number of persons killed in road accidents in the first eleven months of 2016 has decreased by more than 12% compared to the same period last year, announced Thursday the National center for road prevention and security.

3,718 have lost their lives during the first eleven months of 2016, down by 12.87% compared with the same period last year.  

The number of injured also soared to 41,554 victims, down by 20.70%, said the same source.

The number of road accidents, which hit 27,168 accidents, decreased compared the same period of 2016, down by 17.48%. 

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Wednesday, 14 December 2016 11:21

Road accidents: 2 dead, 24 injured in one day

ALGEIRS- Two people died and 24 others were injured in 11 road accidents over the last 24 hours in nine provinces of the country, said Wednesday the National Gendarmerie.

These accidents caused important material damage to 17 means of transport, said the source.

The heaviest toll was recorded in the locality of Bouati-Mahmoud, province of Guelma where one person was killed and eight others injured in a tragic road accident.

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ALGIERS- Thirty-three people lost their lives and 278 others were injured in 171 road traffic accidents countrywide in Nov. 15-21, National Gendarmerie Command said Wednesday in a report.

The heaviest toll was recorded in El Bayadh (700-km southwest of Algiers) where four people were killed, followed by the provinces of Constantine, Mascara and El Oued with three deaths in each of them, the report said.  

The main causes of the road accidents include speeding, dangerous overtaking, careless pedestrians, tailgating and driving on the left side of the road.


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ALGIERS-1,919 individuals have been killed in road accidents during the first half of 2016 nationwide, down by 8% compared to the same period of 2015, Director General of the National Center for Road Prevention Ahmed Nait El Hocine said.

14,238 road accidents have been recorded between the in the first half of 2016, down by 3,263 (-18.64%) accidents compared to the same period of 2015. This drop did not lead to a significant decrease in the number of deaths (1,919), i.e. 8%," Nait El Hocine stated.

In this regard, he referred to the accident that recently occurred in the province of Laghouat, which made 32 victims, "a troll that equals to a six-month troll of the major provinces like Skikda and Tizi-Ouzou."  

The same official highlighted the "high" number of young drivers in road accidents.  

"During the first semester of this year, nearly 35% of the number of drivers involved in car accidents are young drivers (in 5.102 accidents)," he said, adding that young drivers (under the age of 29) cause 30% of the total number of victims."   

Drivers having obtained their driving license less than 5 years ago represent 50% of the drivers involved in these accidents, he affirmed. 

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ALGIERS- Director General of the National Police Major General Abdelghani Hamel stressed, by virtue of the official directives to all the Police services, the imperative to continue the preventive action for the road’s users to reduce road accidents.

According to a report prepared by the communication committee of the General Directorate of the National Police (DGSN) on the preventive efforts made by the police services since the beginning of 2016 as part of the road safety, a drop in road accidents has been recorded in the urban zones thanks mainly to the efforts of the Police services in this field.

The document emphasized the role of the road users for their ongoing awareness which has positively had an impact on their behaviour, said the source.

The role of the civil society, scientific research and information in the broadening of the areas of prevention was also underlined by the document.

The report dubbed “encouraging” the statistics of 2014 and 2015, hence the need to intensify the preventive action during 2016, marked by a national coordination of expanded efforts to reduce road accidents thanks to the strategy adopted by the National Centre of Prevention and Road Safety (CNPSR). 

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ALGIERS- Three people were killed and 57 others were injured in 9 road accidents recorded on Tuesday throughout 8 provinces of the country, according to a toll made public on Wednesday by the National Gendarmerie.

The worst accident killed one person and injured 42 others following the overturn of a coach bus after hitting a beast of burden in the middle of the road on trunk road 06, connecting Bechar to Naama, in Ben Zerigue in the town of Bechar, said the source.

According to the toll, these accidents caused significant damages to seven means of transport.

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ALGIERS- Four people (04) were killed and 50 others injured in several road accidents that occurred Saturday, throughout thirteen (13) provinces of the country said, Sunday, the National gendarmerie in a communiqué.

“On 13 August 2016, twenty one road accidents were recorded by the elements of the National Gendarmerie throughout 13 provinces of the country,” causing the death of “four (04) people, injuries to fifty (50) others and significant material damage to twenty-nine (29) means of transport involved,” said the source.

The worst accident was recorded on the trunk road 03, connecting Biskra to Al Oued in the district area of Tinedla (Al-Oued) following a collision between two vehicles.

This accident caused various injuries to 12 people, including one 10-year old child, who were evacuated to Djamma hospital.

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ALGIERS – Ninety-seven people lost their lives and 726 others were injured in 390 road accidents that occurred nationwide between 26 July and 1 August, said Monday the National Gendarmerie in a communiqué.

The province of Ain Defla topped the list in terms of number of accidents (25), followed by Algiers (23), Blida (18), Batna (17) and Bouira (16), said the source.

Speeding, dangerous overtaking, failure to abide by traffic signs and pedestrians' recklessness remain the main causes of road accidents, added the source.

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ALGIERS- Twelve people lost their lives and 38 others were injured in twenty road accidents in 16 Algerian provinces on Tuesday, National gendarmerie said Wednesday in a statement.

The province of Mascara (317 southwest of Algiers) recorded the deadliest accidents, as seven people were killed, when a driver lost control of his car at a dangerous bend, on the road section linking the province to Saida, and hit another vehicle coming from the opposite side.

Another tragic accident occurred in the province of Tipaza (50-km west of Algiers), due to speeding.

One person was killed in the accident and nine others were injured.

The other provinces which recorded serious accidents are Blida (one killed and five injured), Bejaia (one killed and two injured) Relizane and Mila (one killed and one injured in each)





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ALGIERS- Nine people lost their lives and 66 others were injured in 31 road accidents that occurred Wednesday in 20 provinces throughout the country, said the National Gendarmerie on Thursday.

The heaviest toll was recorded in the province of Tlemcen, where three people were killed and three others were injured, followed by Laghouat (2 killed, 3 injured), Tebessa (1 killed, 3 injured), Medea (1 killed, 2 injured), Adrar (1 killed, 1 injured) and M'sila (1 killed).

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ALGIERS- Fourteen people lost their lives and 47 others were injured in 17 road accidents that occurred in 15 provinces of the country on Sunday, said Monday the National Gendarmerie.

The heaviest toll was recorded in the province of Tlemcen, where five people were killed, followed by Batna (2 killed) Skikda (2 killed, 1 injured), Medea (1 killed, 8 injured), Djelfa (1 killed, 4 injured), Ain Temouchent (1 killed, 1 injured), Naama (1 killed, 13 injured) and Tindouf (1 killed, 3 injured).

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ALGIERS- Eight people were killed and 28 others were injured in 17 road accidents that occurred in 13 provinces of the country on Saturday, said the National Gendarmerie on Sunday.

The heaviest toll was recorded in the province of Bechar, where three people, including a kid, lost their lives, followed by the provinces of Blida and Tizi Ouzou (one dead in each and scores injured), Tipasa (one dead and two injured) and Ain Temouchent (one dead).


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ALGIERS – Fifty three people were killed and 2,242 others injured in 1,697 road accidents recorded countrywide in one week (3-9 July 2016), according to a weekly report set Tuesday by the Civil Defence.

The heaviest toll was recorded in Setif with five dead and 99 injured in 68 accidents.

Furthermore, the Civil Defence elements have conducted a total of 8,801 interventions to rescue people in distress, while 3,322 other interventions were recorded for the extinction of 2,609 urban and industrial fires, the source said.

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ALGIERS-Thirteen (13) persons lost their lives and 322 others were injured in 255 road accidents that occurred in urban regions between 21 and 27 June, the Directorate General of National Police (DGSN)  announced Wednesday in a toll.

The toll records a slight decrease in the number of accidents compared to last week (-3) with an increase in the number of wounded (+39) and the number of deaths (+3).

The human factor remains the main cause of accidents, in addition to the condition of vehicles and the state of cars.

In the same regard, the DGSN calls drivers to respect the Highway Code and remain more vigilant, adding that "the toll-free 1548 is at citizens' disposal 24 a day."  

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