28 deaths from carbon monoxide since the start of 2023

Algeria: 28 deaths from carbon monoxide since the beginning of the year

A total of 28 people have died from carbon monoxide poisoning in different Algerian regions since the beginning of the current year, according to local civil protection.

“During the first two weeks of January, 28 people died from carbon monoxide poisoning, including entire families,” said a source in civil protection, quoted by local media.

The death toll from carbon monoxide poisoning continues to rise in Algeria, following the increased use of heating devices, in the wake of falling temperatures.

Earlier this week, six people from the same family were killed in the suburbs of Algiers, following carbon monoxide poisoning. They are the parents and four of their children (one boy and three girls), aged 7 to 47.

In 2022, 103 people died from carbon monoxide poisoning, while in 2021, at least 140 Algerians died and more than 2,600 others were rescued from certain death following inhalation of this deadly gas.

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