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Forests in India's Mizoram Are Burning to Ashes, Air Force Deploys Choppers to Battle Fire - Video

© Photo : Mizoram/twitterThe forest in Mizoram, has been on wildfire for more than 24 hrs, spreading to this hour and on the verge of reaching the 2nd biggest settlement area, Lunglei town
The forest in Mizoram, has been on wildfire for more than 24 hrs, spreading to this hour and on the verge of reaching the 2nd biggest settlement area, Lunglei town - Sputnik International, 1920, 26.04.2021
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Mizoram is a picturesque state located in the northeastern part of India, guarded by the mighty Himalayas. The state is blessed with the bounty of nature, with a diverse variety of landscapes, as well as flora and fauna. The state covers an area of over 21,000 square kilometres, 91 percent of which is forested.

The Indian state of Mizoram has been witnessing a massive forest fire since early Sunday, with flames approaching now residential areas.

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As per locals updating about the situation on Twitter, the fire is on the verge of reaching the 2nd biggest settlement area, Lunglei. The Indian Air Force has deployed two helicopters to spray water and douse the fire, the Indian media reported on Monday. 

Visuals from the regions look horrific as residents of the affected part of Mizoram are watching the flames erupting on the horizon.

No causalities have been reported so far. As for animals and trees, the numbers of deaths and damage remain unclear at present.

Along with firefighters and the Indian Air Force, security forces of the Assam Rifle Batallion, Border Security Force (BSF), and local volunteer groups are trying to put the fire out.

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