The mystery of the 178 people intoxicated after a swim in the sea

F.A.
05 July 2021 21:16

Almost 200 people, 178 to be precise, were reported to have been intoxicated after taking a swim in the sea near Tenes, in northwestern Algeria: all the swimmers involved, including the lifeguards of the Civil Protection, were hospitalized with lung infections. According to the prefect of Chlef, Lakhdar Seddas, the victims experienced nausea, fever and red eyes. Scuba divers have been sent to the scene to search for toxic waste. According to reports from Le Parisien, 36 agents of the Civil Protection, including professional divers, were poisoned.

“The people who were bathing in the central beach of Tenes would have inhaled a gas that spread rapidly thanks to the wind that blew all Sunday afternoon”, explained the director of local health, Nasreddine Benkartalia, quoted by the official agency Aps. The prefect considered the cause “more plausible that related to the spill of a boat off the coast of Tenes.” According to the news site Ennahar Online, a merchant ship flying the flag of Tanzania, the Barhom II, which sailed from the port of Sete in the south of France.

Another hypothesis, elaborated by Professor Réda Djebar of the Faculty of Biological Sciences of the University of Bab Ezzouar in Algiers, is that of a toxic microscopic alga that proliferates in the Mediterranean when the temperature is high. In a post published on his Facebook page, Réda Djebar recalled similar cases in Mostaganem, in northwestern Algeria, in 2009 and on several other Mediterranean beaches.

The Echourouk TV broadcaster explains that three beaches on the coast of Tenes have been closed to the public and that samples have been taken to analyze the sea water. The TSA news agency reports that as a precautionary measure, the closure of the Tenes desalination plant has been ordered.

Fonte: The Parisian →

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they are fined


The two men, aged 30 and 49, were sunbathing naked on a beach when they were suddenly encountered a deer. They were surprised but above all frightened, so they fled into the park. The two men ended up getting lost, they could no longer find the beach. They were therefore forced to contact the emergency services. A few minutes later, they were rescued from their unusual situation to say the least.

They had not respected the sanitary measures

In Sydney, it is still forbidden to go out without a valid reason, so the two men were fined 1,000 Australian dollars for non-compliance with sanitary measures. A mishap they will not soon forget!


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they are fined


The two men, aged 30 and 49, were sunbathing naked on a beach when they were suddenly encountered a deer. They were surprised but above all frightened, so they fled into the park. The two men ended up getting lost, they could no longer find the beach. They were therefore forced to contact the emergency services. A few minutes later, they were rescued from their unusual situation to say the least.

They had not respected the sanitary measures

In Sydney, it is still forbidden to go out without a valid reason, so the two men were fined 1,000 Australian dollars for non-compliance with sanitary measures. A mishap they will not soon forget!


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99 missing after the partial collapse of a skyscraper near Miami Beach

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The best sunscreens according to 60 million consumers

SUMMER – Summer is here, sunburns are not far away. But in the jungle of orange bottles, which cream to choose to best protect yourself from the sun? 60 million consumers decided to look into the composition of sunscreens with a high index (SPF 50 or 50+) and which showed ecological promises.

The good surprise is that the majority of the products studied by the magazine keep their promise when it comes to UVB protection for the skin. However, protection against UVA rays is not always there. Despite this good performance, their composition is not faultless.

In addition, many brands boast a certain respect for underwater life. This is a specific feature of this year 2021. “The profusion of environmental claims and drawings of turtles, small
fish, corals on the packaging is particularly striking, ”notes the magazine in its June 24 edition.

The investigation of 60 million consumers points to the vagueness that exists around the regulation of solar products to preserve underwater flora and fauna, in particular because there is no consensus on the effects of the filters used by these products on the oceans. For now, the best way not to damage the seabed and to protect yourself from the sun is still … to stay away from the sun during the day.

Biotherm, Yves Rocher and Bioderma in the lead

Thus, after tests carried out in the laboratory, each of the products was rated on its composition, its effects on the skin, its environmental promises and the readability of the instructions for use. Because, the effectiveness of sun protection also depends on how the product is applied.

On these criteria, the three products to collect the best marks are:

  1. The brand’s “Waterlover Sun milk” sun lotion Biotherm is the only one to collect good marks on the cosmeto score, which links the assessment of the composition for health and for the environment.
  2. The “sunscreen, comfort milk, perfect skin” fromYves Rocher is a cut below especially for its environmental promises.
  3. Le “Max Spray, photoderm” de Bioderma does not have a composition as good as the first two especially for the health of the user.

See also on The HuffPost: White tip sharks hit by mysterious skin disease

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The helicopter pilot who landed on the beach spoke! The reason made him say ‘give up’…

It was shared on social media that a helicopter landed in Marmaris Kumlubük Bay the previous day, among the bewildered looks of the people on the beach. While there was reaction to the images, comments were made about the helicopter that landed on the beach in Marmaris for dinner, putting people’s lives at risk. It was stated that the helicopter brought customers to the yacht club next to the hotel and that these people went to a boat after eating. Hürriyet reached out to Temel Akçay, the owner of VAV Teknoloji, who used the helicopter.

Stating that they used the helicopter with her husband, Nilüfer Akçay, Turkey’s second female ultra-light aircraft pilot, Akçay said:

WE EXPRESSED THE COORDINATE

“We are an aviation-loving family. Me and my brother Tamer Akçay are two of Turkey’s 6 civilian helicopter pilots. My wife, Nilüfer Akçay, is Turkey’s second female ultra-light aircraft pilot. My daughter is also 17 years old, she is the youngest female ultra light aircraft pilot in Turkey, she will get her license at the age of 18. The previous day, we landed at Marmaris Kumlubuk location, within the framework of the coordinates we had informed the State Airports. According to the civil aviation legislation, you can land wherever you provide safety under the responsibility of the pilot. We fill in the flight plan as ZZZZ, that is, we landed on the beach at the exact coordinates we reported, even though it was okay to land a little to the right or left of it.

WE WENT BREAKFAST

In America, in many parts of the world, helicopters are widely used to herd animals, go from home to work, to the farm, to the cottage. It is thought that only holding bosses can buy it in Turkey, but it can be bought for the price of a car, with a price of 300 to 600 thousand dollars. Its fuel is also much less costly than the gasoline consumed by a powerful car. For example, the daily price of parking a helicopter at Menderes Airport is 15 TL. Ultra light planes cost between 50 thousand and 100 thousand dollars. We organize such trips as two associations from Izmir, which we established with the aim of popularizing amateur aviation. But that day we went there to have breakfast on Pilot Tuna Kaptan’s boat.

WE HAVE EVERY SAFETY

Our pilot friend took all the safety precautions the day before. The landing area will not be an obstacle and there will be no people at a distance of 20 meters in front of and behind the helicopter. We informed the Turunc Gendarmerie in the morning. We landed with the help of the pilot on the ground. A fire extinguisher was also available at the hotel.”

HEAVY SANCTIONS ARE ON THE WAY

Reminding that the landing point of the helicopter is 9.5 kilometers from the beach area, the General Directorate of Civil Aviation made the following statement: “Relevant operator and pilot explanations will be requested in order to explain the difference between the coordinate specified in the flight plan and the landing area. Necessary evaluations will be made by establishing a commission within the scope of SHY-1 and SHY-6C Regulations within the scope of the said explanations and the data in hand, and if deemed necessary within the scope of this evaluation, administrative action will be taken before the operator and the pilot. (Fine under the SHY-IPC Regulation, operation on the pilot license under the SHY-1 Regulation, etc.) The crime here is not landing on the beach. Amateur helicopters can land anywhere, provided that they meet the conditions. The State Airports Authority should approve and someone should wait with a fire extinguisher in the landing area. And environmental safety must be ensured. From our point of view, the crime is not following the flight plan.” (Aysel Alp – Hürriyet)

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“I think my foot will never be the same again”


As the Welshman cooks burgers and sausages on the beach, he decides to move the disposable barbecues in order to keep them away from his children. But he forgets that the sand under the barbecues had heated up from the heat of the coal. This is where he walks on the hot sand …

Despite the pain, he manages to get his children home before going to the hospital using only his toes on the pedal. “On a scale of one to ten, I would say the pain was 25,” the father confesses to the Sun. “I have second, third and fourth degree burns all around the lower part of my foot. “

Doctors removed the thick blister that had formed on the sole of his foot, put on a bandage before sending him home with ibuprofen and paracetamol. He continued to suffer from excruciating pain because the drugs did not work.

Doctors told him that if he had gone directly to the specialist burn center, he could have had a skin graft for his fourth degree burn. Sure enough, the heat burned two layers of skin, forming a hole on the sole of her foot.

To recover, he will need to stay home for six to 12 weeks, with weekly appointments in the burns unit, before he can return to work or live normally. “Then I’m going to do physio to stretch my foot. I don’t think my foot will ever be the same again. “


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