Major fires, caused by lightning, kill 14 people in Kazakhstan

The emergency situations ministry in Kazakhstan said on Saturday that 14 people died in major forest fires caused by lightning in the northeast of the country.

The ministry added that 316 people were evacuated and that the situation was under control.

It explained that more than 1,000 people, mostly from the defense and emergency situations ministries, took part in the efforts to put out the fires.

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