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Chile declares state of emergency over raging forest fires

Chile has declared a state of emergency as it battles spreading forest fires in the centre of the country that have so far killed at least 19 people. “All forces are deployed in the fight against the forest fires,” President Gabriel Boric posted on X as he announced the measure, adding that emergency services would meet on Saturday to assess the situation.The fires have ravaged thousands of hectares of forest since Friday, cloaking coastal cities in a dense fog of grey smoke and forcing people to flee their homes in the central regions of Vina del Mar and Valparaiso.

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  • Esther Wanjiku

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    Chile must make some hard decisions and hold those responsible to account

    • George Kariuki

      10 w

      Holding responsible parties accountable, if necessary, can send a strong message about preventing future tragedies.


        10 w

        Forest fires are really terrible . Measures to protect the forests need to be found soon

        • Elizabeth Gathigia

          10 w

          So sad to lose a loved one 😔 hope the government will find a solution to curb this problem

          • Princess

            10 w

            This is a critical moment that calls for coordinated efforts to contain the fires, protect communities, and implement long-term strategies for forest fire prevention and management.

            • Felix mokaya

              10 w

              Hope that action will be taken to combat this forest fires once and for all .Condolences to the family that has lost their beloved ones

              • johnte ndeto

                10 w

                Forest fires can really be destructive and any measures taken to prevent or reduce its impact are quite crucial

                • Joseph Githinji

                  10 w

                  Condolences to the berieved families. Hope Chile government will get over this soonest and create a long lasting solution on the same.

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