A national flag of Chile waves in front of houses destroyed by a fire in Valparaiso, Chile on April 13, 2014. At least 11 people were killed over the weekend in a massive forest fire that broke out in Chile's port city of Valparaiso, authorities said Sunday. President Michelle Bachelet declared state of emergency in the city and sent the army in to maintain order as thousands of residents were evacuated. (Xinhua/Pablo Ovalle/AGENCIA UNO)
Death toll from Chile forest fire rises to 16
SANTIAGO, April 13 (Xinhua) -- The death toll from the massive forest fire in Chile's port city of Valparaiso has risen to 16, while more than 500 houses destroyed and 10,000 people evacuated since the fire broke out Saturday in the hills surrounding Valparaiso, authorities said Sunday.
Valparaiso's Emergency Committee said the death toll had risen from 11 to 16, adding that the fire has destroyed some 756 hectares including forest and high parts of the urban sector of Valparaiso, some 110 km west of Santiago. Full story
Eleven killed in forest fire in Chile
SANTIAGO, April 13 (Xinhua) -- At least 11 people were killed over the weekend in a massive forest fire that broke out in Chile's port city of Valparaiso, authorities said Sunday.
"So far, there are at least 11 fatalities from the fire," police official Colonel Fernando Bywaters told Radio Cooperativa. Full story