Several people have died in severe forest fires in Chile. It is currently assumed that around ten people have died, but this is still preliminary information, Chilean media reported on Friday (local time), citing the local authorities in the Valparaíso region. Initially there was talk of ten missing people. According to reports, thousands of hectares of forest and dozens of houses in the center of the country have been destroyed by the flames. President Gabriel Boric announced on Saturday night on the short message service X, formerly Twitter, that he had declared a state of emergency in the affected areas due to the disaster in order to be able to mobilize all the necessary resources. A meeting of the Civil Protection Committee was scheduled to take place that night.
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