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Algeria: 12 Die During Celebrations of World Cup Qualifier Victory: Daily Soccer Report

algeria fans Algeria: 12 Die During Celebrations of World Cup Qualifier Victory: Daily Soccer Report

After Algeria qualified for World Cup 2014 yesterday on the away goal rule, Algerians in their thousands took to the streets to celebrate. Sadly, 12 people died and 240 were injured as a result of the celebrations.

According to the AP,

“The statement from emergency services said five celebrating fans were killed when their van slid off the road into a ravine in the mountain town of Bejaia, east of Algiers, while four others died in the southern city of Biskra when two trucks collided.

“A 10-year-old was killed in the town of Bouira, also east of the capital, just after midnight when the vehicle he was traveling in drove off the road. Eight other passengers, including four children between the ages of 3 and 8, were also injured, said the state news agency.

“The remaining two deaths occurred in the towns of Tipaza and M’Sila, the statement added without further details. Much of the north of the country was blanketed with heavy rains Tuesday, making road conditions dangerous.”

Next summer’s World Cup appearance will be the country’s fourth time playing in the World Cup.

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