Twenty-six people have now died as a result of wildfires in Algeria, up from the previously reported eight.
This, according to the Interior Minister, is the latest update.
The wildfires are burning in mountainous areas east of Algeria and the victims were from the provinces of Al Taref and Setif.
Firefighters and helicopters were still trying to contain several blazes threatening residents.
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