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Global Weather Headlines Include Deadly Wildfires in Chile and Severe Drought in Spain

6 months ago

Over 100 people are dead in Chile as wildfires continue to rage through the country. Officials warn that this death toll is sadly expected to rise.

Here is the latest on this situation in South America as well as a drought that has gripped the Catalonia region of Spain over in Europe.

161 Active Wildfires Burning in Chile

The Chilean National Disaster Prevention and Response Service (SENAPRED) confirmed on Sunday that at least 112 people have lost their lives as a result of the 161 active wildfires sweeping through the country. Local officials said that only 32 bodies have been identified.

The El Oliver commune was hit particularly hard by the fires with dozens of vehicles and homes destroyed. The city of Valparaiso and Viña del Mar along the coast were also being engulfed by the flames and smoke.


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