4 Feb 2024

Fires kill at least 64 and cause widespread destruction in central Chile

News Correspondent

Intense fires raging across densely populated areas of central Chile have now killed at least 64 people. They’re already believed to be the country’s deadliest forest fires on record and the president has warned the death toll could get much worse. At least 1,600 homes have been destroyed, and high temperatures and strong winds are making it harder to bring the fires under control.

Warning, there are some distressing images in this report.