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Fire kills eight infants in Algeria hospital

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By Reuters

ALGIERS (Reuters) – Eight infants died in a fire in a hospital in Algeria’s El Oued early on Tuesday the fire service was quoted as saying on state media without giving any further details.

The government has opened an inquiry into the causes of the fire, it added.

The quality of government services has often been a cause of frustration and anger in Algeria, particularly in areas outside the capital.

(Reporting By Lamine Chikhi, writing by Angus McDowall; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky)