Snowbound in. . . Africa?
February 23, 2012
Filed under Africa, Algeria, Tunisia
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Feb 22, 2012
The severe winter cold and snow that killed hundreds of people while disrupting the lives of millions in Europe over three weeks also left a heavy mark on residents of neighboring northern Africa.
Hardest hit in Africa was the eastern Atlas Mountain region of northeastern Algeria into northwestern Tunisia, where snow has piled up by the foot, multiple news outlets have said.
Deep snow reportedly isolated villages, forcing authorities to airdrop supplies to the snowbound residents.