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Death toll climbs to 6 in Turkey wildfires

Death toll climbs to 6 in Turkey wildfires
The death toll from wildfires raging in Turkey’s Mediterranean towns has risen to six after two forest workers were killed, the country’s health minister says

The death toll from wildfires raging in Turkey’s 地中海 towns rose to six Saturday after two forest workers were killed, the country’s health minister said. Fires across 七面鳥 since Wednesday have burned down forests, encroaching on villages and tourist destinations and forcing people to evacuate.

The Minister of Agriculture and 林業 Bekir Pakdemirli, 土曜日は言った 88 の 98 fires that broke out amid strong winds and scorching heat have been brought under control.

New fires erupted in southern Hatay province where flames jumped to populated areas but appear to have been brought under control.

At least five people have died in Manavgat and one died in Marmaris Both towns are located on the Mediterranean and are tourist destinations.

Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said 400 people affected by the fires in Manavgat were released from hospitals and 10 were still receiving treatment. In Marmaris, 159 people were treated and one person was still undergoing treatment for burns.

Turkish media said hotel guests in parts of the Aegean town of Bodrum were told to evacuate and authorities called on private boats and yachts to assist in evacuation efforts from the sea.

山火事は、乾燥した夏の間、トルコの地中海とエーゲ海地方でよく見られます。. A heat wave across southern Europe, fed by hot air from Africa, has led to wildfires across the Mediterranean.

Temperatures in Greece and nearby countries in southeast Europe are expected to climb to 42 摂氏 (より多い 107 華氏) Monday in many cities and towns and ease only later next week.

Turkey has blamed some previous forest fires on arson or outlawed Kurdish militants.

大統領 レジェップ・タイップ・エルドアン was visiting the area Saturday, inspecting from a helicopter.