- Title: Turkey wildfires burn for sixth day, eight dead
- Date: 2nd August 2021
- Summary: BODRUM, TURKEY (AUGUST 2, 2021) (REUTERS) FIRE RAGING BEHIND TREES VARIOUS OF FIRE SPREADING ON HIGHWAY FIREFIGHTERS UNFURLING HOSE / BUSHES BURNING VARIOUS OF FIREFIGHTERS SPRAYING WATER ON FLAMES VARIOUS OF ORANGE SMOKE FILLING SKYLINE VARIOUS OF WATER BEING SPRAYED ON FLAMES VARIOUS OF FIREFIGHTERS SPRAYING WATER ON BURNING TREES MANAVGAT, TURKEY (AUGUST 2, 2021) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF BURNT HOMES BURNT BICYCLE VARIOUS OF MAN SOLDERING IN FRONT OF A BURNT HOME LOCALS REPAIRING BURNT HOMES VARIOUS OF HEAVY MACHINERY DEMOLISHING SEVERELY DAMAGED HOME VARIOUS OF RESIDENT OF MANAVGAT IBRAHIM OZBAY TALKING TO WOMEN WOMEN SITTING (SOUNDBITE) (Turkish) MANAVGAT RESIDENT, IBRAHIM OZBAY, SAYING: "At that moment, we were only thinking about saving ourselves. People had to find a shelter, obviously. Those who could save their lives, did it." VARIOUS OF A BURNT BAR
- Embargoed: 16th August 2021 11:02
- Keywords: Turkey wildfires
- Location: BODRUM AND MANAVGAT, TURKEY
- City: BODRUM AND MANAVGAT, TURKEY
- Country: Turkey
- Topics: Disaster/Accidents,Europe,Fires,Middle East,Editors' Choice
- Reuters ID: LVA001EOL9E13
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Firefighters tackled wildfires near coastal resorts in southern Turkey for a sixth day on Monday (August 2) after the death toll in more than 100 blazes rose to eight, with firefighting planes set to arrive from Spain and Croatia to help in the operation.
A total of 122 out of 129 fires which have broken out across the country have been brought under control, President Tayyip Erdogan's communications director Fahrettin Altun wrote on Twitter.
Two people died on Sunday (August 1) due to wildfires in the southern town of Manavgat, 10 others were receiving treatment in hospital in the area.
Fires were still blazing in Manavgat and in Marmaris and the inland town of Milas inn Bodrum resort, Turkish authorities said, prompting the evacuation of some residential areas and hotels.
(Production: Mert Ozkan, Bulent Usta)
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