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Greece, UK and Israel help tackle deadly forest fire in Cyprus

Greece, UK and Israel help tackle deadly forest fire in Cyprus

Aircraft from Greece, the UK and Israel have joined efforts in Cyprus to tackle one of the country’s largest forest fires in years.

The blaze, in the Troodos mountain region, has been spread by strong winds and high temperatures.

The Cypriot President, Nicos Anastasiades, said damage caused by the fire was a tragedy for rural communities.

One firefighter died after being crushed when his truck overturned.

It was the first fatality among firefighters for years in Cyprus, which suffers frequent forest fires during its hot summer months.

The operation to battle the fire is due to continue on Tuesday morning, but most of it is under control.

 

Source: BBC

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