Algeria mob lynches man accused of arson

Algeria’s state prosecutor has ordered an investigation after a mob lynched a man accused of deliberately starting fires.

The murder happened in the Tizi Ouzou area, which has been hardest hit as dozens of fires have raged across the country for days – killing 69 people.

Video footage showed the suspected arsonist being beaten and then set alight.

Rights activists said the man had actually come to help fight the fires.

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Senior Algerian officials have repeatedly said that arsonists are to blame for much of the devastation that the country’s endured in the series of blazes.

With BBC

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