智利山火已造成12人丧生

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2014-4-15 10:13

Forest fire destroys over 100 homes in Chile's port city

A massive forest fire broke out in Chile's port city of Valparaiso on Saturday, destroying more than 100 homes and causing evacuations of thousands of residents.

President Michelle Bachelet has declared the port city a catastrophe zone, but no deaths or serious injuries have been immediately reported.

The La Cruz and Las Canas neighborhoods were among the most affected by the blaze. Refuges for those forced to flee the fire have been set up.

Local emergency authorities said the strong Pacific coast wind has made the fire worse.

相关新闻:智利内政部长罗德里戈·佩奈利略13日晚确认,第二大城市瓦尔帕莱索12日发生的山火已造成12人死亡。目前,一千多名消防员正努力阻止火势向居民区蔓延。

佩奈利略指出,先前已扑灭的某些火点受风势加强的影响复燃,但这些火点火势不强,有关部门力争在48小时至72小时内将火势完全控制。他说,目前受灾的居民超过8000人,大火已烧毁了近900公顷土地和2000多所房屋。

佩奈利略说,总统巴切莱特已决定取消原定于本周二开始的对阿根廷的访问。这原本是巴切莱特今年3月11日宣誓就职以来的首次出访。

12日的山火发生在瓦尔帕莱索的马里波萨山和艾尔贝尔赫尔山。来自瓦尔帕莱索、邻城比尼亚德尔玛和首都圣地亚哥的1200多名消防员和20架飞机参与灭火行动。

巴切莱特12日晚宣布在山火发生地区实行紧急状态,并允许调动军队参与灭火和帮助疏散居民。(新华网)