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Watch: Tourists evacuated from hotels by boat amid Turkey wildfires

ourists were evacuated from some hotels in Mugla's popular district of Bodrum on Saturday as a fire spread down the hill towards the seashore.

Reports say that fires have sprung up in 32 provinces since Wednesday and at six people have died.

A number of wildfires are still blazing in south-east Turkey but more than 100 have been brought under control, according to the Minister of Forestry and Agriculture, Bekir Pakdemirli.

Police water cannons, usually used to control riots, assisted helicopters and firetrucks in Mugla in fighting the fires.

A heat wave across southern Europe, fed by hot air from Africa, has led to wildfires across the Mediterranean, including in Italy and Greece.

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