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At least 27 killed, including children, in two road accidents in Algeria

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At least 27 people died in two road accidents in Algeria overnight, including when a bus smashed into a truck, local media reported Saturday.

In one crash on Friday night, a bus and truck collided on a road connecting Constantine to the Mediterranean port of Jijel in the northeast of the country, leaving 18 dead and 11 injured, the official APS news agency said.

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Six children were among those killed.

A road accident in Algiers, Algeria that killed at least 27. (Supplied)
A road accident in Algiers, Algeria that killed at least 27. (Supplied)

In Bordj Badji Mokhtar, a Sahara desert region bordering Mali, nine people died when a 4x4 and a truck crashed, El Hayet TV channel reported, with poor visibility a factor.

Traffic accidents are common in the North African nation, often due to speeding.

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