Fire kills 18 migrants at Algeria camp

Algerian authorities said 18 people were killed and 43 wounded in the blazeA fire sparked by an electrical fault killed 18 African migrants, including children, and injured 50 others Tuesday at a camp in Algeria, officials said. The blaze began before dawn at the camp housing more than 650 migrants in Ouargla, 800 kilometres (500 miles) southeast of Algiers, Colonel Farouk Achour of the emergency services said. Two children and three women were among the victims, the official Algerian news agency APS said.

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