Chile wildfires: 46 people killed as homes destroyed

At least 46 people have been killed by forest fires in Chile, the country’s president has said.

The mayor of ViƱa del Mar, a coastal tourist city, also said that more than two hundred residents have been reported missing.

Throughout the country more than 43,000 hectares have been affected by the fires, according to the interior ministry.

The fires have been driven higher-than-usual temperatures and strong winds.

Source: BBC News

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