Algeria’s fire service reported that in the early hours of Wednesday, a collision between a bus and a car resulted in the loss of at least 34 lives and left 12 people injured.
According to a statement from the fire service, the incident took place at approximately 4 a.m. (0300 GMT) in the city of Tamanrasset, located around 1,500km (930 miles) south of the Algerian capital, Algiers.
The 34 people burned to death because the collision was followed by a fire, the statement said.
Fatal road accidents are frequent occurrences in Algeria. Official sources have reported that in 2022 alone, a total of 907 people lost their lives in road accidents.