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Living 'hell' in towns gutted by deadly wildfires in Chile

Aerial view of the forest fire that affects the hills of the city of Viña del Mar in the Las Pataguas sector, Chile, taken on February 3, 2024. (Photo by AFP)

Firefighters and civilians continue battling the wildfires that are raging Central Chile as death toll hit 46, according to president Boric.

"This was hell. Explosions, cars...," says 61-year-old driver Rodrigo Pulgar who managed to put out fires that began to rush over his house, in El Olivar, Valparaiso region.

43,000 hectares and thousands of houses have been affected in different cities in the region.

(Source: AFP) 

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