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01.08.2021 23:26 News >> Massive Forest Fires In Southern Turkey Kill 8

Massive Forest Fires In Southern Turkey Kill 8

117 fires across country under control, says agriculture and forestry minister.

The number of people who have lost their lives due to massive forest fires in southern Turkey has increased to eight, the country's agriculture and forestry minister announced on Sunday.
After examining the affected areas from a helicopter in Mugla, Bekir Pakdemirli said they have completed 75% of damage assessment work in the province, and that four planes and 17 helicopters are still busy in dowsing efforts in the region.
Pakdemirli said a total of 125 fires erupted since Wednesday, and 117 of them have been completely extinguished or brought under control.
A total of 16 aircraft, nine drones, 45 helicopters, six management helicopters, one unmanned helicopter, 708 water tankers and water sprinklers, 120 construction machines have been used to put out the wildfires, the minister said, adding that some 4,800 personnel are active in the region.
Earlier, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter that 497 of the 507 people affected by the fire in Manavgat district of Antalya have been discharged from hospitals.
Similarly, he added, 186 of the 203 people struck by wildfires in Mugla's Marmaris and Bodrum districts have also completed their treatment.
Turkish authorities maintain their tireless efforts to put out the forest fires through both aerial and ground operations. Firefighters – including a group of 100 Azerbaijani firemen – along with locals, are at work.
*Writing by Gozde Bayar in Ankara -



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