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Israel battles deadly forest fires

About 40 people have died in what is thought to be Israel's largest ever forest fire, police have said.

Many of the victims were prison guards travelling on a bus which was caught in the inferno in the Carmel Mountains near the northern city of Haifa.

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called for international help to fight the blaze.

  • 03 Dec 2010
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