Spain: About 1,500 evacuated from towns near Zaragoza due to fires
17 August 2022 | 10:14 am
People in several towns had to flee their homes due to a raging forest fire. The blaze began near the town of Anon de Moncayo, 70 kilometers west of the northeast city of Zaragoza.
"My heart breaks when I see the destruction": evacuated Mariupol resident Maria Sirychenko
'My heart breaks when I see the destruction': evacuated Mariupol resident Maria Sirychenko
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