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Six people had been killed in fierce forest fires, Chile

Six people had been killed in fierce forest fires, Chile

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Six people are to the life in forest fires in the South American Chile. The two police officers and four firefighters.

That makes the Chilean minister of the Interior on Thursday announced. It comes to the worst forest fires in decades.

To fight the fire, the authorities have a Boeing 747-blusvliegtuig borrowed from the United States. The unit can be 22 times more blusstoffen transport than conventional fire-fighting planes. In the affected area, in the middle of Chile, is the state of emergency was declared.

In total is about 238.000 acres destroyed by fires. This activity is expected to be more. The fires raging, especially in sparsely populated areas, but still more than four thousand people have been evacuated.

Six dead in worst fires in decades in Chile

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The Chilean president Michelle Bachelet has sought help from the French president Hollande currently on his state visit in the country. Also, the nearby countries of Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Peru asked for help.

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Several people, including police officers and firefighters, to the life in forest fires in the South American Chile.
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That makes the Chilean minister of the Interior on Thursday announced. It comes to the worst forest fires in decades.
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To fight the fire, the authorities have a Boeing 747-blusvliegtuig borrowed from the United States. The unit can be 22 times more blusstoffen transport than conventional fire-fighting planes. In the affected area, in the middle of Chile, is the state of emergency was declared.
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More than four thousand people have been evacuated.
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