キプロス: 4 「最も破壊的な」で死んでいるのが見つかりました’ 森の炎

キプロス: 4 found dead in 'most destructive' forest blaze
キプロス’ interior minister says four people have been discovered dead in what he called the “most destructivefire in the island nation’s history

Cyprus search crews discovered the bodies of four people outside a fire-swept mountain village on Sunday in what a government minister called the “most destructive” blaze in the east 地中海 island nation’s history.

Nicos Nouris said that Civil Defense volunteers discovered the remains just outside the village of Odou on the southern edge of the Troodos mountain range.

He said authorities are trying to confirm whether the bodies belong to four Egyptian men who had gone missing and search crews had been trying to locate.

“We are experiencing the most destructive fire since the founding of the Cyprus republic in both material damage, but also unfortunately in terms of human lives,” Nouris said.

Nouris said ギリシャ語 そして イスラエル人 aircraft will join 11 other planes and helicopters in firefighting efforts later Sunday.

炎, which began on Saturday afternoon, forced the evacuation of at least eight mountain villages, destroyed several homes, and has so far scorched 50 平方キロメートル (20 平方マイル) of pine forest and orchards, according to CyprusEnvironment Ministry.

Nouris said firefighting aircraft and ground crews are focusing their efforts on two massive fire fronts between the villages of Odou and Vavatsinia. He said authorities are “cautiously optimisticthat they’ll make progress in beating back the flames, but strong wings expected later in the day could hamper efforts.

彼は言った 36 people who had been evacuated from their homes have been taken to hotels in the capital, Nicosia while food and water is being supplied to Melini village residents.

The blaze forced the Cypriot government to request firefighting aircraft from fellow European Union member countries and neighboring Israel. Fire department officials said the entire department has been mobilized to fight the fire with off-duty staff being called back into service.

周り 70 fire engines, seven bulldozers and 10 water tankers have been mobilized.

Cypriot government spokesman Marios Pelekanos said that one of two Greek Canadair CL-415 aircraft that were dispatched to the island had to turn back because of a technical malfunction.

He said two Israeli planes have been sent, while authorities are awaiting confirmation about the arrival of two Italian aircraft.

Police said that a court has ordered that a 67-year-old man remain in custody for eight days to assist in the investigation into the cause of the fire.

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