South Korea declares state of emergency as ‘unprecedented’ wildfires force thousands to flee 

South Korea declares state of emergency as ‘unprecedented’ wildfires force thousands to flee

South Korea has declared a state of emergency in five cities on the eastern coast after wildfires ripped through the region, leaving one person dead, 35 injured and forcing at least 4,800 people to evacuate their homes.

More than 17,000 firefighters – including military personnel using helicopters – have been deployed to fight the blazes, which the local government in the city of Goseong described as an “unprecedented disaster.”

via telegraph South Korea declares state of emergency as ‘unprecedented’ wildfires force thousands to flee 

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