13 killed in wildfires raging in Chile
SANTIAGO, February 4 (Bernama) — Thirteen people have died in south-central Chile as forest fires rage in several areas, disaster management agency Senapred said.
“A total of 13 people have died as a result of forest fires in the Biobio, Nublé and La Araucania regions,” Senapred said in a statement on Friday, Sputnik reported.
A 37-year-old female firefighter has died, as well as a helicopter pilot and a mechanic fighting the fire in Galvarino village.
There are currently 178 wildfires raging in Chile, covering approximately 8,000 hectares of land.
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