26 August 2012, 20:06

Serbia gripped by blaze

Serbia gripped by  blaze

Thousands of hectares of forests and fields in Serbia are gripped by fire, local police report.

Hundreds of firemen and volunteers are combating the blaze, including Russia’s Beriev Be-200 amphibious aircraft sent by the Emergencies Ministry.

Shortly, Russia’s Ilyushin-76 plane is to arrive to Serbia’s city of Nis to replace Ka-32 multipurpose helicopter which will fly on a firefighting mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

RIA

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