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Saudi leaders offer condolences to Algeria on victims of bus crash

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21 Jul 2023 03:07:19 GMT9
21 Jul 2023 03:07:19 GMT9

Arab News

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia King Salman sent a cable of condolences to Algeria’s President Abdelmadjid Tebboune over victims of a bus crash that at least 34 people in the country’s Tamanrasset Province.

“We send to Your Excellency, the families of the deceased and the Algerian people, our deepest and sincere condolences,” the king said, wishing the injured a speedy recovery.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman also sent a similar cable to President Tebboune.

A passenger bus collided head-on with a pickup truck carrying fuel cans and bursted into flames Wednesday, deep in the southern Sahara region, officials said.

The North African country’s deadliest road crash in years also left 12 others injured, many with severe burns, Algeria’s civil defence agency said.

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