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Death toll from Hawaii wildfires rises to 53

Hawaii, Aug. 11 – A wildfire that has destroyed the historic Old Town of the US state of Hawaii. turned into ashes of rubble It has killed at least 53 people, making it one of the deadliest disasters in Hawaiian history.

Maui County officials said the confirmed death toll stood at 53 and that firefighters were trying to extinguish the blaze in the city that was the capital of the early 19th century kingdom of Hawaii. 80% of the city was destroyed by fire, thousands of people were left homeless. Authorities are doing their best to accommodate these individuals.

US President Joe Biden said on Monday he had declared the Hawaiian wildfires a "major disaster". and allow for the delivery of aid and relief items from the central government. The reconstruction of the city is expected to take many years.

Wildfires on the west coast of the island of Maui It erupted on Tuesday and spread quickly. Due to strong winds resulting from the hurricane that struck nearby the area, the fire spread to burn down the city of Lahaina. which is a coastal city The flame spread so fast that many people were not careful. stuck on the road Or some people have to go into the sea to escape death.-Thai news agency

Source: Thai News Agency