. Tourists rescued from burning Med resorts by flotilla of boats « JO LEE MAGAZINE

THE GUARDIAN/Holidaymakers have been evacuated from beaches by rescue boats in Turkey after wildfires threatened hotels in the Aegean resort of Bodrum.

Coastguard vessels were joined by private boats and yachts to bring the tourists to safety, according to Turkish media on Saturday.

Six people have died and more than 500 needed hospital treatment in Turkey’s Mediterranean towns from fires that have raged across the country since Wednesday, burning down forests and some settlements, encroaching on villages and tourist destinations.

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