Kazakhstan grants Russia permission to extinguish wildfires

© Photo : Igor LopatinKazakhstan grants Russia permission to extinguish wildfires
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Kazakhstan has granted Russia's Emergencies Ministry permission to extinguish wildfires on the Kazakh-Russian border and in Kazakhstan, the ministry's information services said on Wednesday.

Kazakhstan has granted Russia's Emergencies Ministry permission to extinguish wildfires on the Kazakh-Russian border and in Kazakhstan, the ministry's information services said on Wednesday.

Earlier on Wednesday, wildfires crossed the Russian-Kazakh border and destroyed the village of Nikolayevka in the Altai Territory. According to preliminary information, 443 homes have already been completely destroyed and 1,166 people were evacuated from the village.

"Kazakhstan has granted the request by Russia's Emergencies Ministry to use aircraft in the border regions to extinguish the wildfires," the ministry said.

Work is to begin on Thursday morning.

MOSCOW, September 8 (RIA Novosti) 

 

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