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Cyprus: Nations send help to tackle worst wildfire in decades

BBC News

July 4, 2021

Several nations have answered Cyprus’s appeal to help tackle a huge wildfire, described by officials as the worst in the country’s history.

The UK, Greece, Italy and Israel are among those helping, including with firefighting aircraft.

Cyprus said missions to drop water had helped to reduce fire outbreaks, but warned that blazes could resurge.

On Sunday, four people were confirmed to have died in the fires, which have been fanned by strong winds.

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