ALGIERS - 18 August 2022: The Algerian Justice Ministry announced on Thursday the start of an investigation into forest fires that have ravaged 14 provinces across the country.
The inquiry aims to determine the causes of fires that have ravaged vast stretches of forest.
At least 38 people have been killed and dozens more injured in the fires.
The civil protection agency said that the city of El Tarf was the worst hit area with 16 fires currently burning.
Thursday's toll brings the total number of Algerians killed in wildfires this summer up to 42