According to the Professor Bouzid, Tiaret mourns her drown sons
Coast guards picked up three illegal migrant bodies
El Khabar, 9 april 2008
The toll of drowned illegal migrants in the coast of Arzew in Oran has raised to 11 following picking up 3 dead bodies belonging to youth under 27 transferred to the mortuary of Mahken Hospital which had already received Monday 8 drowned people. Arzew has turned yesterday into a sad city after being visited by family members of the drowned illegal migrants, coming from Tiaret province, following being notified with the death of their sons, while considerable number of victims belongs to the same family. However, while family members of the drowned were completing procedures of transferring dead bodies home to be buried; Coast guards announced at about 8 am picking up the 9th dead body, then the 10th soon after, before discovering the 11th body floating, knowing that 5 other illegal migrants are still missed. The dark corridors toward Mahken Hospital mortuary has been filled with mourns of mothers and sisters of the drowned, while the most tragic spot was surely the girl crying alone after loosing three of her brothers at once. El Khabar has visited the origin place of the drowned illegal migrants; a poor village in Tiaret province called Bibane Mesbah, while the 4 poor families who lost their beloved sons have set tents to receive condolers. El Khabar was told that the majority of the drowned illegal youth migrants used to live on uprooting marble rocks near their village. However Bouchedjra family has set a tent for condolers, although its son Mohamed 24 years old is still missed. On the way back home, a dweller in Bibane Mesbah village showed us words being written by youth on a wall in the entrance of the village saying: “life ends here!” referring to the hard life conditions they are sufferings. Kamel, the Director of cancer treatment service, at Pierre and Marie Curie centre, has announced that Algiers is prone to an acute shortage of cancer drugs, and especially the drugs destined for breast cancer named Herceptin. Moreover, El Khabar has contacted the central pharmacy in view of confirming weather such a drug is really inexistent, but a manager at the direction of drugs stocking at the hospitals central pharmacy, told the aforementioned medicine is available.
09-04-2008 By M.B.H & M.R/ Translation A.A