Northern Morocco infernos kill at least one

Fires ravaging remote forests in the northern region of Morocco have killed at least one person, authorities said Friday.

The corpse was found amid one of the blazes in the Larache region.

In the north of Morocco, fires which are fanned by strong winds have forced more than 1,000 families to evacuate.

Raging blazes broke out on Wednesday and have already destroyed 1,600 hectares of woodland in the provinces of Larache, Ouezzane, Taza and Tetouan.

Hundreds of personnel from the civil protection service and forest department, as well as soldiers, were deployed. Four fire-fighting planes also water bombed the fires.

Morocco is struggling under intense droughts, has been hit by soaring temperatures approaching 45 degrees Celsius in recent days.


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