Algerians continue to battle deadly forest fires

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Emergency services in Algeria are continuing to try to put out forest fires in the north and far east of the country, which have killed at least 38 people and injured more than 200 others.

Officials say that 11 children are among those who have died in the fires that have been ravaging the region for the past few days.

Eyewitnesses say that many of those killed were in an animal park when they were surrounded by flames.

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The authorities fear that the fires may again spread because of fierce winds in the area.

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