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More than 500 left homeless due to Siberia’s catastrophic wildfires

May 25, 2017, 5:56 UTC+3 KRASNOYARSK

On Wednesday, governor Viktor Tolokonsky cut short his trip to Moscow and returned to Krasnoyarsk

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KRASNOYARSK, May 25. /TASS/. More than 500 people have lost their homes in large-scale wildfires sweeping across Russia’s Krasnoyarsk Region, Gennady Klimik, a spokesman for the Krasnoyarsk Regional Governor told TASS on Thursday.

"According to verified data, fires destroyed 130 houses in the Krasnoyarsk Region, leaving 533 people, including 67 children, homeless. The death of two people has been confirmed," he said.

On Wednesday, Governor Viktor Tolokonsky cut his trip to Moscow short and returned to Krasnoyarsk.
Those heaviest hit by the fires are the towns of Lesosibirsk and Kansk, and settlements in the Nizhneinshagsky and Biryulyussky districts. Two people died lost their lives in the Kansk blaze.

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