Disasters & Accidents

At least four die in Turkey wildfires

Istanbul, Jul 30 (EFE).- At least four people have died from wildfires on Turkey’s southern coast which have been ravaging the region for three consecutive days.

Over 60 wildfires have broken out since Wednesday in 21 of the country’s 81 provinces, according to the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Bekir Pakdemirli.

The death on Friday of a young man who was trapped by flames while helping firefighters battling blazes in Mulga province came after three people died Thursday in Turkey’s Antalya province, a popular tourist destination.

The fires have wiped out dozens of hectares of forest and agricultural land, killing over 1,000 cattle and forcing villages and some hotels to evacuate the area.

Turkish authorities are investigating the cause of the fires and have not ruled out the fires were started intentionally. EFE


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