Death toll from forest fires in Turkey reached 6

Death toll from forest fires in Turkey reached 6

© APA | Forest fire in Turkey

# 31 July 2021 13:22 (UTC +04:00)

Two more people were killed in a fire in Turkey, APA's local bureau reports.

Two rescuers died in the Manavgat district of Antalya, and four people were hospitalized due to smoke poisoning.

Note that Turkey is battling wildfires that have broken out in 71 different areas recently, with 57 of them successfully brought under control so far.

The forest fires have erupted over the last few days in the southern provinces of Mersin, Osmaniye, Adana, Antalya, Kahramanmaras.

The blazes also burst out in the southwestern province of Mugla and central provinces of Kirikkale and Kayseri.

The county's efforts to bring 14 ongoing fires under control are continuing as 10,550 personnel, 45 helicopters, one unmanned helicopter, nine UAVs, 1,080 water trucks, 660 heavy-duty vehicles, six planes, and 280 portable water tanks are joining the mission.

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