Continued Wildfires Ravage Parts of Russia

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    Dramatic footage showed the aftermath on Saturday of wildfires which are continuing to burn in Russia’s Chelyabinsk region.

    On Friday, the fires ravaged several localities in the region, destroying 72 buildings, including 46 homes.

    One person has been killed and more than 350 people, including 150 children, have been evacuated, the Russian Emergency Ministry has said.

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