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Spain sends emergency aid to Chile due to fires

Spain sends emergency aid to Chile due to fires

Madrid, Feb 5 (Prensa Latina) Spain sent to Chile a contingent of the Military Emergency Unit (UME), to help in the tasks of fire extinction and control.

The southern nation is currently suffering the scourge of a wave of forest fires that are keeping the Chilean population on edge.

In his Twitter account, the President of the Government of Spain, Pedro Sánchez, said that it is his country’s duty to respond to Chile’s request for help in the face of this drama.

We are going to collaborate in the extinction and control of the fires that are hitting Chile, Sanchez stressed.

‘All our support to the Chilean people (…) in Spain ‘we well know the drama of forest fires,’ the chief executive wrote on Twitter.

At least 23 deaths and more than 200 families who have lost their homes are in the partial balance of the fires in Chile.More than 1,200 people remain in shelters and 865 people have been affected and almost 1,000 injured in Chile so far.

The Chilean Interior Minister, Carolina Toha, said on Saturday that she had asked help from Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay.


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