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Over 340 people recognized as affected by Trans-Baikal wildfires, says Ministry

April 20, 11:51 UTC+3 MOSCOW

Fifty-five people, including 21 children, have been placed in temporary accommodation facilities

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MOSCOW, April 20. /TASS/. More than 340 people have been recognized as affected by wildfires in southeast Siberia’s Trans-Baikal region, the Russian Emergencies Ministry’s press service told TASS on Saturday.

"All in all there are 342 people, among them 53 children," the ministry said.

Fifty-five people, including 21 children, have been placed in temporary accommodation facilities.

A series of wildfires that have been burning in southern and southeastern areas of Russia’s Trans-Baikal Region, have affected 14 settlements. The monitory noted that the fire destroyed 109 buildings, of which 90 are residential houses.

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