Jendouba fires force evacuations | Tunisia News Gazette

Jendouba fires force evacuations

The army has been evacuating since Monday fire-stricken families in Ain Drahem and Tabarka, Jendouba.

Other units deployed in Msid, Beja, and Sejnan, Bizerte, to ward off any threats, the National Defence Ministry Tuesday said in a press release.

Additional military forces were dispatched on Tuesday in affected areas and two planes are attempting to quench fires.

The Prime Minister tasked the Interior and National Defence Ministers with monitoring the situation on the ground and directed the use of every available means to put the blazes out and extend assistance to locals in devastated areas, the Prime Minister’s Communication officer Mofdi Mseddi Monday told TAP.

A coordination cell was set up to monitor efforts to extinguish the fires that spread in the governorate of Jendouba. It is made up of representatives of the ministries of Defence, Interior, Health, Agriculture and Public Works and Housing.

The blazes, though no casualties were reported, still pose a threat to communities there. 165,000 people are living in the forests of Jendouba that lie over 120,000 ha; the burnt area extends over 300 ha.

Source: TAP News Agency

— Record prize money of $14 million awarded at season-ending event — New spectacular state-of-the
Tunisian tennis player Malek Jaziri (world's 100th) conceded defeat on Wednesday to Luxembourgian Gilles Muller
"Solo," the Moroccan play of Mohamed El Horr won the Sheikh Soltane prize Ben Mohamed
TUNIS, President Beji Caid Essebsi said recent events in Tunisia have been exaggerated by foreign
The celebration of the seventh anniversary of the Revolution for Freedom and Dignity, 17 December