Videos show people fleeing Turkey's wildfires as the death toll rises to 8

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People help with the fight against forest fires broke out in Antalya, Turkey.
  • Turkey has been battling more than 100 wildfires that have now killed at least eight people.
  • Videos show people fleeing the flames.
  • People had to be evacuated from their homes and tourists were rescued from beaches by boats.
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Dramatic videos show people fleeing devastating wildfires in Turkey.

At least eight people have died in the more than 100 fires in the country over the past week, Reuters reported.

These videos show people escaping the flames by foot, car, and boat:

Thousands of people have had to be evacuated from their homes, and tourists were evacuated from beaches by boat, including private boats and yachts that pitched in to help.

Most of the fires had been extinguished as of Sunday but many were left burning, Reuters reported. The EU, of which Turkey is not a member, said it helped to send three firefighting planes on Sunday, Reuters said.

Italy and Greece are also battling fires.

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