Fires in Chile. Author: @DiazCanelB / Twitter
Miguel Diaz-Canel, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba and President of the Republic, said today that the Caribbean nation is in solidarity with the people and government of Chile for the loss of life and property caused by forest fires on a large scale in the center-south of the country.
Taking into account the consequences of the fires, as a result of which 26 people died and about a thousand were injured, the head of state directly stated on Twitter that Cuba was ready to help and expressed condolences to the families and friends of the victims.
We stand in solidarity with the people and the government #Chile for the loss of life and property caused by forest fires. We are ready to help.
Condolences to the families and friends of the victims. pic.twitter.com/wBPjYIawQ5
— Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez (@DiazCanelB) February 6, 2023
These wildfires, which engulfed the regions of Bio Bio, La Araucania and Nublé, are considered the deadliest in a decade, according to Prensa Latina.
The balance sheet proposed this morning by the local authorities shows that the fires destroyed 1,559 houses, injured 3,276 people and 1,383 people took shelter.
So far, 63 fires are being extinguished, 150 are under control, and temperatures in the affected regions are predicted to reach 36 degrees this week, according to the Cuban News Agency.
Source: Juventud Rebelde