Cuban President regrets human and material losses from fire in Chile

Cuban President regrets human and material losses from fire in Chile
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6 February 2023
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Havana, Feb 6 (RHC) The first secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba and president of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel said Monday that the Antillean nation stands in solidarity with the people and government of Chile for the loss of human and material lives caused by the large-scale forest fires in the center-south of that South American country.

In his Twitter account, the head of state made explicit Cuba's willingness to help and expressed condolences to the families and friends of the victims (26 dead and close to a thousand injured).

According to the Prensa Latina news agency, the forest fires affecting the regions of Bio Bío, La Araucanía, and Ñuble are considered the deadliest in a decade.

A balance offered this morning by local authorities indicates that as a result of the flames, 1,559 houses have been destroyed, 3,276 people have been affected and 1,383 have been sheltered.

At this moment 63 fires are being fought, while 150 are under control. According to forecasts, temperatures in the affected regions will reach 36 degrees this week. (Source: ACN)

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