ALGIERS, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- Seven people were killed and two others injured in a car crash involving two vehicles in the north-central Algerian province of Laghouat on Friday, Algeria's Civil Protection Authority said in a statement.
Ambulances and rescue teams rushed to the scene after the accident took place on the provincial road near the town of Kheneg, according to the emergency response services.
The injured people have been taken to nearby hospitals for treatment, it added, without elaborating on the cause of the accident.
More than 90 percent of road accidents in Algeria are caused by human errors, particularly drivers' negligence. Other causes include the poor state of roads and cars and environmental factors, according to Algeria's National Center for Prevention and Road Safety. ■