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Nine Paratroopers Die Trying to Put Out a Forest Fire in Siberia

June 06, 2012

Nine paratrooper-firemen died in Russia’s Tyva region in Siberia while trying to put out a wildfire, the country’s Federal Forestry Agency said in a statement on its website today.

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