#Algeria The strong earthquake, measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale, shook the states of Bejaia and Jijel during the night, leaving many injured and causing great material damage. The shock also caused a panic. Many buildings weakened by the earthquake threatened to fall.
Several sources, citing the Civil Protection Services, reported that at least ten people suffered fractures following the panic movement in the states of Bejaia and Jijel. Several other people have been admitted to hospitals in both cities following the panic movement.
In addition, the material damage in Bejaia is significant. In fact, many older buildings have suffered partial collapse and others are at risk of collapse.
Faced with this situation, President Abdelmadjid Tebboune decided to carry out all activities to monitor the situation prevailing in Bejaia. He also sent a delegation of four ministers headed by Interior Minister Kamal Beljoud to assess the situation.