31 July 2021

Dramatic evacuations by sea as forest fires rage in Italy and Turkey Dramatic evacuations by sea as forest fires rage in Italy and Turkey | Euronews Euronews Euronews euronews_icons_loading

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Dozens of panicked tourists and locals were evacuated by boat in Italy and Turkey as forest fires raged in both nations over the weekend. Firefighters on the Italian island of Sicily on Saturday battled wildfires fueled by high temperatures, prompting the region’s governor to request assistance from Rome. Some 150 people trapped in two seaside areas in the city of Catania were evacuated late Friday by sea, where they were picked up by rubber dinghies and transferred to Coast Guard boats. [...]