13 people dead, eight injured as Algeria Bus crashes

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Thirteen people died and eight were reportedly injured in Algeria on Sunday when a bus collided with a truck in the northwest.

The civil defence disclosed that the crash happened in the Oued Khebaza locality in Naama province, some 650 kilometers (400 miles) south of the capital Algiers.

Authorities opened an inquiry to determine the cause of the crash, the official APS agency said.

Traffic accidents, often due to speeding, are common in the North African nation.