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Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

Fire In Mountains Near Almaty Kills Three People

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ALMATY, Kazakhstan A massive fire in the mountains near Kazakhstan’s largest city, Almaty, has killed three people.

The Interior Ministry said on August 6 that two local residents and a forest ranger were killed a day earlier while taking part in a fireextinguishing operation in the Panfilov district.

According to the ministry, seven people have been hospitalized with severe burns in the town of Zharkent.

Firefighting operations by emergencyservice brigades, police, and volunteers near the village of Taldy are still under way.

According to the ministry, the fire might have been caused by extremely hot weather.

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