Apr 16, 2015

Terrifying footage of cars battling through hellish Russian wildfire (VIDEO)

Chita, Zabaykalsky Krai
Russia
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RT.com
Screenshot from video by Vasily Matveev. Image: ViralHog.com
Screenshot from video by Vasily Matveev. Image: ViralHog.com

The grassland fire in Zabaykalskiy region, Russia, bordering Mongolia, has been raging since March 19, displacing people from over 1,200 dwellings in 20 separate towns and villages. Over the course of the Wednesday night and into early Thursday, the number of dead has doubled from 15 to 30, with nearly 500 people injured...The latest reports from the national forestry service indicate that over the space of one night the fire advanced to engulf over 1,500 square kilometers (930 miles), with 140 separate forest fires in progress. By contrast, the figure was half that on Wednesday.