More Than 50 People Injured After Forest Fire in Turkey’s Antalya - Photo, Video
14:53 GMT 28.07.2021 (Updated: 14:58 GMT 28.07.2021)
© REUTERS / TWITTER/@ONURBURAKCELIKSmoke from a wildfire is seen in Manavgat, Antalya, Turkey July 28, 2021 in this still image taken from social media video.
© REUTERS / TWITTER/@ONURBURAKCELIK
ANKARA (Sputnik) - The massive forest fire in Turkey’s Antalya province injured at least 53 people on Wednesday, Agriculture and Forestry Minister Bekir Pakdemiril said.
Earlier in the day, the provincial administration reported that the fire broke out near the Manavgat town, adding that two aircraft, 15 helicopters and other equipment were responding to the incident.
"So far, 53 people have been injured in a forest fire. During the extinguishing, one fire engine overturned, the driver was seriously injured," the minister told reporters, as broadcast on his Twitter account.
Local residents have been sharing photos and videos of the fire online.