Russia battles wildfires

Thousands fight spreading fires as country experiences unprecedented heatwave.

    More than 300 new wildfires have broken out in Russia's forests and fields, as the country's record-setting summer heat continues.

    At least 28 people have died and thousands have been evacuated.

    Soldiers and volunteers have joined the more than 22,000 fire fighters battling the fires, but they face an uphill battle against Mother Nature.

    Al Jazeera's Bhanu Batnager reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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