17 killed, 5 injured in road accident in south Algeria
A total of 17 people, including 11 foreigners, died and five were injured in a road accident on Wednesday night in south Algeria, official APS news agency reported Thursday.
APS quoted a civil protection official as saying that the accident occurred in the N6 national highway linking Reggan and Bordj Badji Mokhtar in the province of Adrar, about 1,600 km south of Algiers.
Two vehicles collided and left 17 dead, including 11 foreigners and 6 Algerians, and 5 wounded, 4 of them foreigners.
The source has not mentioned the nationality of the victims. The wounded have been sent to local hospitals.
The province of Adrar is the oil producing area of Algeria, where some foreign energy companies operate.