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Tragic Forest Fire in Chile Causes 51 Deaths
  1. A horrific incident surfaces  in Chile’s Valparaíso region as officials confirmed the loss of at least 51 lives due to unexpected forest fires. President Gabriel Boric swiftly declared a state of emergency, pledging to mobilize “all necessary resources” to address the calamity, marking it as Chile’s deadliest forest fire on record.

The victims, many of whom were spending their summer holidays in the coastal region, fell prey to the ferocity of the flames. In response, a health alert has been issued in Valparaíso, prompting the health ministry to call for the suspension of elective surgeries and the establishment of temporary field hospitals.

To alleviate the strain on the healthcare system, the ministry announced the hiring of medicine students nearing the end of their studies. Despite these measures, rescue services face challenges in reaching the worst-affected areas, and Interior Minister Carolina Tohá grimly acknowledged that the death toll is expected to rise significantly in the coming hours.

As Chile is faced with this unprecedented crisis, the nation mourns the lives lost and stands united in the face of adversity.

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