A gas explosion which occurred on Saturday, October 10 in the western Algerian city of El Bayadh has reportedly killed five people, injured 16 individuals and destroyed two houses.
According to local media who cited an officer from the electricity and gas authority, stated that the explosion occurred when a pipeline delivering gas to the area was damaged during construction work.
Broadcast on television stations depicted that the explosion caused a fire.
In addition to the havoc caused by the gas explosion, it was reported that six other houses were damaged.
According to APS (Algeria Press Service) news agency, Abdelmadjid Tebboune the President of Algeria has sent the ministers of health, energy and transportation to travel to El Bayadh, and ordered an investigation into the blast.