VIDEO: Massive fire engulfs Kurgan Region in Russia

TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) – Residents are being evacuated from Russia's Kurgan Region as a massive fire engulfed forests in the region.

Massive wildfires sparked in a number of settlements in the Kurgan Region. A total of 3 people died and 6 were hospitalized with burns. A criminal case over negligence charges has been initiated. Over 40 buildings have been destroyed by fire in 4 settlements. A total of 765 local residents have been evacuated.

Wildfires have destroyed 32 houses in four populated localities in the Kurgan Region, the emergency services told TASS on Sunday.


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