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Algeria: carbon monoxide, this “silent killer” which continues to rage

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LETTER FROM ALGIERS. Carbon monoxide poisoning is claiming more and more victims in winter. This year is no exception.

By our correspondent in Algiers, Adlene Meddi

In 2022, 103 people died in Algeria from carbon monoxide poisoning.
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Lhe late rains, snow and cold sweeping as far as the Algerian desert have calmed the hearts of farmers who are so worried about the mild winter of 2022-2023. It is also good for a larger part of Algerians who fear hydraulic stress with dams at the level of water storage so low for months. Groundwater and natural springs are gradually returning to their normal level in the medium term.

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A record number of victims

Winter finally sets in, but in the wake of low-pressure weather brings terrible human tragedies. Death lurks silently in the houses and strikes entire families in the sleep. Almost every winter, carb monoxide poisoning…

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