Spain has weighed in with help to combat wildfires in Tunisia, dispatching two Canadair water bombers along with 27 personnel from the Military Emergency Unit to help fight wildfires around Tabarka.
A trail of devastation was left by conflagrations whipped by gale-force winds, which decimated pine forests, destroyed homes, and forced thousands to flee as flames tore through terrain parched by extreme heat.
A relentless heatwave has caused havoc across the planet this month, with temperatures breaking records in China, the United States, southern Europe and North Africa, leaving a trail of devastation in its wake.
Temperatures of 49 degrees Celsius were recorded in some cities in Tunisia last Monday.
Civil protection units, backed by forestry workers and the military air force were working to put out fires in several areas of Tabarka in the northwest of the country.
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