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International News: Almost 100 people dead in devastating fires in Maui; more than 1,000 missing

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2023. 9:10 am CST.

By Zoila Palma Gonzalez: Authorities in Maui say that 99 people have died due to the devastating fires in Maui, Hawaii.

In addition, 1,300 people remain missing as search and rescue efforts continue.

According to the BBC, more than 2,700 buildings were destroyed by the inferno in the historic town of Lahaina.

Governor Josh Green says that the fires would “certainly be the worst natural disaster that Hawaii ever faced.”

Several residents claimed that no early warning system was used.

Officials say that as of Monday, around 25% of the fire zone had been searched.

 

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