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 Meer dan 100 doden bij natuurbranden Chili infographic
Graphic shows location of the fires in Chile.


Ten minste 112 doden bij bosbranden in Chili

By Jordi Bou

February 5, 2024 - Firefighters in central Chile are wrestling with huge forest fires that have killed at least 112 people and razed entire neighbourhoods. Hundreds remain missing.

The fires erupted on Friday, February 2, in Viña del Mar, a city of roughly 330,000, and swept through the smaller neighbouring cities of Quilpué, Limache, and Villa Alemana.

Curfews have been imposed in those cities as part of efforts to prevent looting.

The destruction in the Valparaíso region came as dozens of fires were burning across central and southern Chile, amid what officials have said are higher-than-normal temperatures for this time of year.

PUBLISHED: 05/02/2024; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images