School trip turns into tragedy in Algeria: 5 children drown


By John

A school trip to Algeria turned into drama: five children drowned in Algiers, while two others are still hospitalized in intensive care. This was reported in a civil protection statement published late yesterday evening on Facebook. The same source indicated that his teams intervened around 7.30pm local time (8.30pm Rome time) to recover six children on the beach of Sablette Park, on the bay of Algiers. The note explains that one child was recovered dead at the scene, while six others were transferred to the Mustapha Pacha University Hospital in the city center, where four of them died after numerous resuscitation attempts. For its part, the official Algerian radio reported that the children came from the province of Médéa (100 kilometers south of Algiers). Official data from the Algerian Civil Protection shows that last year more than 200 people drowned in the sea, ponds and dams.