Fire damage in Tizi Ouzou: an initial assessment stopped

The reports of the damage caused by the devastating fires recorded in the wilaya of Tizi Ouzou are starting to be stopped. The figures announced, particularly with regard to damaged homes and farms, clearly show the extent of the damage.

According to the secretary general of the wilaya of Tizi Ouzou, Miloud Fellahi, who also chairs the crisis unit installed on the occasion, indicated at the end of the day on Tuesday August 17, 2021 that the evaluation commissions have already started the technical expertise. in the field.

Thus, the speaker reported 794 buildings and 831 farms were affected and suffered damage during the fires of last week. According to him, “among the 794 buildings that have been subject to appraisals, there are 752 personal and collective dwellings and 45 schools”.

The same official indicated that the technical building control services will classify these buildings according to the categories and according to the level of damage suffered (according to the order of the green, orange and red codes), adding that the commissions will then be responsible for preparing a quantitative assessment of losses.

The financial assessment of the damage caused by the flames will then be carried out by other committees at the wilayal or regional level.

832 farms damaged by fires

Regarding schools, the speaker indicated that the losses recorded are not significant, with the exception of two schools which require major works. According to him, these establishments will be quickly taken care of in order to prepare them for the next school year.

As for the losses recorded in the agricultural sector, Miloud Fellahi revealed that a total of 832 farms affected by the fires were identified by his services between Sunday and Monday.

That said, it should be noted that the death toll has not yet been officially finalized. According to local sources, there are already more than 160 deaths among civilians and soldiers. Most of the victims died either from burns or from smoke poisoning during fire extinguishing operations.

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