Bilge Khaghan wrote:There was an earthquake in Algeria three days ago... The number of dead is high, something like 1600something the last time I heard... I'm very soory for the ones who lost their lives
The earthquake was in a town 60-70 kms. East of Algiers. The quake also caused the internet cables in the Western Mediterrenean to malfunction; it's because of this that I have a very slow connection. Many countries around the Mediterrenean suffer from this; but the problem will be fixed tomorrow or two days later.
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