6 killed in Algeria floods

ALGIERS - Six people including two children were killed in 48 hours as flash floods swept away their cars in heavy rainfall over northwest Algeria, rescue services announced Thursday.
Civil defence spokesman Colonel Farouk Achour said the children and a man died when a wadi flooded late Wednesday in the Tiaret region, 330 kilometres (200 miles) southwest of Algiers.
One of the children was earlier reported as missing.
Three other people drowned on Tuesday night when a river burst its banks in El-Bayadh, 800 kilometres southwest of the capital.
Emergency services said they carried out several rescue operations for Tiaret residents stranded in their homes or cars and at a school in the neighbouring region of Tissemsilt.