Three people died in a wildfire raging in southern Turkey

Three people died in a wildfire raging in southern Turkey
Three people died in a wildfire raging in southern Turkey
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Three people died in a massive wildfire in southern Turkey, where firefighters are fighting a massive blaze for the second day.

Work continues to rescue 10 people stranded in the resort town of Antalya, emergency agency AFAD reported.

More than 100 more people had to be evacuated, they required medical assistance or material damage was caused as a result of the fire.

Firefighters across the Eastern Mediterranean and beyond this week have been battling out-of-control wildfires amid high temperatures, high winds and severe drought.

On Wednesday, a teenager died in Lebanon while extinguishing a fire, and a day earlier, Greek authorities had evacuated areas outside the capital as the fires loomed in Athens. Hundreds of people have been evacuated due to wildfires raging in Sardinia, and Russian firefighters in Siberia have asked for additional help in fighting hundreds of fires that have engulfed the vast region of Yakutia.

Bekir Pakdemirli, Minister of Agriculture of Turkey, said about 400 firefighters, an airplane and 19 helicopters were sent to the city of Manavgat and its environs to fight the fires.

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