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Hundreds evacuated from fires in Spain

08-24-2010 08:47 BJT

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Emergency workers have been called in to rescue hundreds of people on the Spanish resort of Ibiza after they risked being trapped by wildfires in the island's northwestern region.

One French tourist, captured the ordeal of holiday-makers caught in the middle of Sunday's blazes. Officials, say two people were injured. They also estimate the infernos burned more than 70 hectares of forest.

Spanish broadcaster TVE, reports that some 15-hundred tourists and local residents were rescued from the area. TVE, adds that the fires reached a car park,scorching 20 vehicles.

Emergency services crews, worked throughout Sunday evening to extinguish two blazes affecting the area, and were still doing so on Monday. The cause of the wildfires is as yet unknown.


Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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