According to the latest information, more than a hundred people have died and close to 1,000 have disappeared due to the wave of fires that has shaken the archipelago, although these figures are expected to increase as the search operations progress.
The number of deaths from the fires on the Hawaiian island of Maui has risen to more than 110 people and nearly 1,000 missing, according to the provisional balance of victims provided by the authorities of the island of Maui, and these figures are expected to continue to rise. as search operations progress. For the moment, the rescue teams have managed to comb about 38% of the most affected area, on the island of Maui.
In this way, the fires caused on August 8 on the Hawaiian island already become the greatest tragedy due to a natural disaster registered since the statehood of the archipelago.
The Biden Administration has approved the deployment of an additional 25 experts from the National Disaster Medical System and a Team from the Victim Identification Center, bringing the number of experts on the island to 75.
Likewise, the US authorities have approved more funds to help the recovery of the island shaken by the wave of fires.
Meanwhile, US President Joe Biden announced that he will travel to the island of Maui on Monday 21 to visit the area affected by the most serious fires that the country has experienced in the last century.
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