Indian officials: Forest fires being brought under control
Indian officials say huge forest fires in the northern Himalayan state of Uttarakhand are gradually being brought under control.
A senior official in charge of the operation said the blazes had been doused in over 70% of the affected areas.
Indian air force helicopters have been deployed to spray water on the fires that have been ravaging pine forests and threatening two major tiger reserves.
02 May 2016
- From the section India