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Russia: Aerial footage revels aftermath of wildfire in Russia’s Far East

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Drone footage released by the Russian Investigative Committee on Tuesday shows the aftermath of wildfires that have ravaged the Zabaikalsky Region in eastern Russia.

At least 34 people have been injured, while four are reportedly in intensive care. The blaze has destroyed nearly 100 residential buildings in 17 settlements of Transbaikal.

A state of emergency was declared in Zabaikalsky region on 19 April as the fires rampaged across the area. Russia’s Ministry of Emergency Situations has warned people in the Zabaikalsky and Irkutsk regions, as well as the Republic of Buryatia, to brace for more fires owing to the windy conditions.

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