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Bushfires Add to Pressure from Drought in China

Bushfires have reportedly engulfed “several mountains” in Chongqing, a municipality within southern China’s Sichuan province, in recent days, the Global Times reported on Monday, noting that the wildfires have merely exacerbated an ongoing heatwave and drought across most of China’s southern region that began in June.

HEJIANG, CHINA - AUGUST 22: A firefighter battles to contain the forest fire on the mountain on August 22, 2022 in Hejiang County, Luzhou City, Sichuan Province of China. A total of 207 people have been evacuated and no casualties have been reported. (Photo by Liu Zhongjun/China News Service via …

PICS: Death Toll Rises as Wildfires Ravage Greek Coast

RAFINA, Greece (AP) — The death toll from twin wildfires that raged through Greek seaside areas looked set to increase to around 50 Tuesday after rescue crews reported finding the bodies of more than 20 people huddled closely together near a beach northeast of the capital, Athens.

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