KIEV 

At least 11 people died and 17 others injured in forest fires in Ukraine’s eastern region of Luhansk.  

A total of 146 fires were recorded in the region, with 116 of them extinguished, according to local authorities. 

Some 120 people were evacuated from the areas affected by the fires, which have destroyed 250 buildings. 

Police investigations into the reason of the fires still continue, while 1,500 workers — along with 200 vehicles and three tanker planes– participate in extinguishing efforts.

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