Monday, October 2, 2023

America hawaii wildfire death toll rises to 67

The death toll rose to 67 in the forest fire in Hawaii, America. The highest number of deaths occurred in the Maui County area of ​​Hawaii. The fire is still not under control in many places. Officials confirmed the death of 12 other people in the massive fire.

Maui County officials said in an online statement that firefighters are continuing to battle the blaze, which has not yet been fully contained. Meanwhile, Lahaina residents were allowed to return home for the first time to assess the damage. The death toll from Hawaii’s devastating wildfires has risen to 67, CNN reported, citing the Maui County government. The government said in a statement that the Lahaina fire is not yet under control. Earlier, Hawaii Governor Josh Green said the death toll from the wildfires on the island of Maui in Hawaii has reached 59.

The death toll may rise

Governor Greene said all the deaths happened outside, not in the buildings because people were trying to escape the fire. He said many more will die. “There’s going to be a lot of deaths without a doubt,” Josh Green said. “We don’t know how many deaths, eventually, something will happen.” Hawaii’s governor ordered a sweeping review of the state’s actions hours after wildfires broke out on the islands earlier this week, including why warning sirens were not used to alert people on Maui.

The Governor said he would look into the situation

Green said that we will do a comprehensive review so that we can know exactly what happened and when. He said emergency officials faced particular challenges as flames burned near Lahaina, which eventually turned into a firestorm that destroyed most of the historic town.

“Telecommunications were broken at the time, which meant people couldn’t alert each other by phone,” Green said. As they usually do in an emergency. The Governor said he will not make any excuses for anything. However, several simultaneous fires worsened the situation throughout the island. He said that despite these challenges, they will do everything to protect the people.

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