Forest fire in Russia
Media playback is unsupported on your device

Forest fires kill 23 as heatwave continues in Russia

Forest fires are continuing to spread across Russia due to a heat wave which is currently gripping the country.

At least 23 people have been killed, it has been reported.

The fires have spread quickly across many areas of Russia including the Nizhny Novgorod region and Voronezh due to high winds and a drought, with many being evacuated to safety, with more than 2000 people being left homeless.

Pooneh Ghoddoosi reports.

  • 30 Jul 2010
Go to next video: Russian heatwave decimates harvest