Algeria hotel blaze -3 die, 6 hurt
05 December 2010, 23:18
Algiers - A fire in a southern Algerian hotel on Sunday killed three people and injured six others in the town of Ouargla, police said.
The fire which broke out in the early morning hours also destroyed 14 cars parked outside the el-Boustane hotel (which is) made of highly flammable pre-fabricated material.
Rescuers wound up their search for possible other victims buried under rubble in the evening, an official told APS news agency.
Ouargla is a major oil centre about 800km south of the capital Algiers and is also popular with tourists visiting the Sahara desert.