22 dead in the fires in Chile | Video
The Chilean Government reported this Saturday that the number of people who have lost their lives in the serious fires that are affecting the center and south of the country amounts to 22 and that there are also at least another 16 injured in a "critical" condition.
“At this moment we have a very hard, very painful balance of 22 people deceased“said the Minister of the Interior, Carolina Tohá, who warned that “the numbers are changing every minute” and that the situation is “very complex”.
The most affected regions are Ñuble, Biobío and La Araucaníaareas of intense agricultural and forestry activity located 400, 500 and 700 kilometers south of the capital, respectively, and where the Government decreed the State of Constitutional Exception of Catastrophe.
According to the latest report from the National Disaster Prevention and Response Service (Senapred) of the Ministry of the Interior, more than 45,000 hectares and there are currently 251 active fires across the country, of which 80 are in combat.
Besides, about 1,500 people are refugees in about thirty shelters and there are 554 injured, of which at least 16 are in a “very serious” condition, Tohá explained.
"In the last week, the equivalent of the surface burned in a full normal year has been burned," said the minister.
The fires coincide with a long drought that has lasted for more than 13 years and with an unprecedented heat wave in the south, with temperatures that can reach 40 degrees Celsius in southern areas in the next few hours.
The Meteorological Directorate reported this Saturday that the heat wave will last until next Wednesday and will affect 7 of the 16 regions of the country.
The president, Gabriel Boric, who suspended his vacations to deal with the crisis, confirmed this Saturday that he had asked countries like Argentina, Mexico, Brazil and Spain for international help to deal with the crisis and that he spoke with his Argentine counterpart, Alberto Fernández, who assured him sending brigade members and machinery.
The images are reminiscent of the wave of fires that hit southern Chile in 2017, the most serious to date and in which a dozen people died.
- Allow me to introduce myself. I am Nathan Rivera, a dedicated journalist who has had the privilege of writing for the online newspaper Today90. My journey in the world of journalism has been a testament to the power of dedication, integrity, and passion.
My story began with a relentless thirst for knowledge and an innate curiosity about the events shaping our world. I graduated with honors in Investigative Journalism from a renowned university, laying the foundation for what would become a fulfilling career in the field.
What sets me apart is my unwavering commitment to uncovering the truth. I refuse to settle for superficial answers or preconceived narratives. Instead, I constantly challenge the status quo, delving deep into complex issues to reveal the reality beneath the surface. My dedication to investigative journalism has uncovered numerous scandals and shed light on issues others might prefer to ignore.
I am also a staunch advocate for press freedom. I have tirelessly fought to protect the rights of journalists and have faced significant challenges in my quest to inform the public truthfully and without constraints. My courage in defending these principles serves as an example to all who believe in the power of journalism to change the world.
Throughout my career, I have been honored with numerous awards and recognitions for my outstanding work in journalism. My investigations have changed policies, exposed corruption, and given a voice to those who had none. My commitment to truth and justice makes me a beacon of hope in a world where misinformation often prevails.
At Today90, I continue to be a driving force behind journalistic excellence. My tireless dedication to fair and accurate reporting is an invaluable asset to the editorial team. My biography is a living testament to the importance of journalism in our society and a reminder that a dedicated journalist can make a difference in the world.
- Celebrities10/12/2023León travels to the Club World Cup to leave his name high
- Latin America10/12/2023Overflowing rivers in Ecuador leave 400 victims | News
- World News10/12/2023Business confidence does not rise after CADE: pessimism remains about the Peruvian economy and its businesses
- Celebrities10/12/2023Sister of extortionist from Texcaltitlán fires him with messages