The raging fires and extreme heat continue to cause problems in the southern resort country.
In the Turkish resort area of Bodrum, several villages were evacuated due to the danger of fire. Greece and southern Italy are also fighting fires in resort areas.
Greece is still suffering from a permanent heatwave:
In addition, due to drought, many fires have occurred. On Sunday, national television reported that at least 16 people in Peloponnese hospitals were receiving treatment for respiratory problems.
Several houses were destroyed in the small town of Aegion. The fire can be brought under control on Sunday morning. The civil defense department warned that drought could cause major fires.
At the same time, the “historical heat wave” continues—as many meteorologists have said.
After the thermometer showed a value of 43 degrees in the past few days. It is expected that the temperature in some areas on Sunday will reach about 45 degrees.
The Greek Meteorological Agency announced on Sunday that there should be a new event on Monday and Tuesday. The downside is that it is very hot even at night, especially in urban areas where the temperature exceeds 30 degrees.
The situation in Turkey:
Also in Turkey, thousands of emergency services have battled dangerous wildfires for the fifth consecutive day.
Mayor Ahmed Alas said that several villages in the Bodrum resort were evacuated on Sunday night. Among other things, people were transported across the sea by boat to a safe place. The Russian Consulate General in Antalya announced on Facebook that 100 Russian tourists were taken to safety from the eastern suburbs of Bodrum on Saturday night. They were transferred to the new hotel and out of danger.
Since Wednesday, Turkey has been fighting the worst forest fires in years:
According to Forestry Minister Bekir Bakdemirli, 9 of the more than 100 fires on Saturday night were still active. Antalya and Mugla provinces in southern and western Turkey have active fire sources. The strong wind made it difficult to put out the fire.
According to official information, the fire has caused at least 8 deaths so far-7 in Antalya and 1 in Marmaris. Hundreds of people were injured.
Erdogan said the children caused a fire in Marmaris:
Investigations into other fire causes will continue, and the possibility of arson will not be ruled out. Turkey is currently experiencing a heatwave. It is expected that the temperature in the affected area will exceed 40 degrees Celsius in the next few days.
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