Two dead and dozens injured in the Algerian Arab Cup celebrations
Celebrations in Algeria for FIFA Arab Cup (File Photo)

Two people were killed and dozens of others were injured, on Saturday night, in various accidents in the cities of Algeria, during the celebrations of the national team’s victory in the Arab Cup.

This came in a statement by the Civil Defense Forces, which included the outcome of their interventions, following massive popular celebrations in several cities.

“The death of a 20-year-old young man was recorded in the city of Setif (east) after a motorcycle collided with a tourist car,” the statement said.


He added that the second case is “an unidentified 24-year-old person who was found dead in the city of Relizane (west) in the midst of these celebrations,” without specifying the reason.

The statement transmitted dozens of injuries (more than 40 wounded) among the masses that went out to celebrate in various states of the country, most of them in traffic accidents.

On Saturday evening, the streets of Algeria witnessed massive public celebrations, after its national team was crowned for the first time in the Arab Football Cup, which was held in Qatar.

The Anatolian correspondent monitored the departure of thousands of Algerians to the streets and squares of the capital to celebrate the coronation of the Arab Cup, after winning the final match against Tunisia with two goals to nothing.

Pictures and videos circulated on social platforms showed an overwhelming joy for Algerians in many states and villages, such as Constantine, Setif, Annaba, Jijel, Skikda (east), Mostaganem, Oran, Tlemcen (west), Tamanrasset, Ghardaia, and Aujla (south).

It was noted during the celebration of the Algerian coronation in various cities and villages, by raising the Palestinian flag in honor of the players of the national team who raised it in the Arab Cup matches.


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