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Tuesday, 28 March 2023 01:50 GMT

13 Dead In Chile Forest Fires

(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)

At least 13 people died in southern Chile due to raging forest fires, which have consumed at least 8,333 hectares, official sources said Friday, trend reports citing xinhua .

Interior Minister Carolina Toha told reporters that four people had died in the commune of Santa Juana in the Biobio region, one of the areas most affected by the fires some 550 km south of the capital Santiago.

They were either overtaken by the fire and burned or had an accident when they tried escaping the fire, she said.

Toha said that there are currently 151 active fires, with 65 under control and 39 being combatted.

On Friday, President Gabriel Boric decreed a state of emergency in the Biobio and Nuble regions.


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