The death toll from dozens of wildfires in Turkey’s southern Antalya province has risen to six, according to local officials on Saturday.
Authorities discovered the bodies of two people on Saturday, according to unnamed sources in Turkey’s Anadolu Agency. Sources confirmed the deaths to Hurriyet Daily News, adding that at least two people were injured and hospitalised in the province’s Manavgat district.
Since Wednesday, nearly 100 forest fires have erupted in Turkey, affecting the provinces of Antalya, Mersin, Adana, Mula, and Osmaniye. Authorities said aerial and ground operations were underway to put the wildfires under control.
Weather reports showed high winds in the region.
“Weather conditions make it difficult to take the fire under control,” Volkan Hulur, the governor of Akseki district, told Hurriyet Daily News.