Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Tourists Sleeping on the Beach: French Riviera Wildfires Turn Apocalyptic

RT | Jul 26, 2017

An aerial view taken on July 25, 2017 shows the fire devastated
landscape in Biguglia, on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica
© Pochard-Casabianca / AFP
Thousands of people including holidaymakers have been evacuated in southern France as massive wildfires rage across the French Riviera and Corsica. Locals and authorities say the areas affected by the fires resemble “apocalyptic scenes.”

"The evacuations, at least 10,000, followed the progression of the fire. It's an area that doubles or triples its population in summer," a fire service official told AFP near the Bormes-les-Mimosas commune in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeast France.

At least 3,000 of those evacuated were holidaymakers, the official added.

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