Forest fires are raging in these countries

In Algeria, 65 people have so far been killed in connection with fires in the country, state television reported on Wednesday. 37 civilians and 28 soldiers died in the flames. 12 injured soldiers are therefore also in critical condition. In Greece the situation has calmed down slightly, at least for the time being, in Turkey strong winds are increasing the risk of fire.

In Algeria, more than 100 fires have broken out, 86 of which have still not been extinguished, the state news agency APS reported, citing the responsible authority for forests in the country. The region of Tizi Ouzou east of the capital Algiers is particularly affected – there are currently 30 major fires there.