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150 people hospitalized in Algeria after swimming

– – About 150 people have been hospitalized after swimming at a beach in Algeria. The seawater is suspected to have been polluted at Tenes in north-western Algeria, a regional official said. Three beaches and a desalination plant have been closed for an investigation into the incident. Local government official Lakhdar Seddas told the privately owned Echourouk TV channel that “149 people suffered nausea, fever and redness of the eyes and were taken to hospital.” Seddas said the suspicions centre on a ship carrying livestock that had arrived recently at Tenes port. – –…

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Nigerian student drowns in UK’s Thames River

A 23-year old Nigerian-born student living in the UK, Jonathan Adebanjo has reportedly drowned in the Thames River. Adebanjo, an art student was studying at Camberwell College of Arts, London. He was reported missing while swimming with friends at Shadwell Basin on Tuesday. Adebanjo is among three persons reported missing after drowning in similar manner. Rescuers pulled his body from the Thames on Wednesday 16 hours after he had gone missing. Earlier a 47-year-old swimmer died after drowning in Kingston. Another 26 year old also vanished in the water at…

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