Kings Felipe and Letizia dedicate themselves to Chile after the tragic fires: “Our most sincere condolences and our support in the extinction efforts”

Devastating panorama in Valparaíso, one of the areas most affected by the fires that have devastated Chile in recent hours. The death toll from the fire has now risen to 120, although the figure may increase in the coming hours. The Minister of the Interior, Carolina Tohá, has declared a State of Emergency and many countries and leaders have offered their condolences and her help to the Chilean people. Among others, the Kings Felipe VI and Doña Letizia.

His Majesty the King sent the President of Chile, Gabriel Boric, a telegram this Monday. In his message, Don Felipe says that he has received “the sad news of the tragic fires that affect the central-southern of Chile and especially the region of Valparaíso and that have caused fatalities and numerous injuries and I wish to send you, in my
name, in that of the government and in that of the Spanish people, our sincere condolences and our support in the efforts to extinguish and recover the areas devastated by the fire“.

And adds: “The Queen joins me in expressing to you, in these difficult times, all our solidarity with the families of the deceased, as well as our best wishes for a speedy and complete recovery of the injured.”

The next few hours are key

The news is not very encouraging. According to the minister, temperatures in the most complicated areas will not drop below 30 degrees, which together with an increase in humidity and winds that will be between 20 and 40 kilometers per hour, create perfect conditions for the fire to spread. easily in the next few hours. The good news is the rains that are announced for this Tuesday, which may be “a relief” for the rescue and extinction services.

With more than 120 people dead and around 15,000 homes affected, it has been described as one of the greatest tragedies that Chile has experienced in recent decades. The governor has announced that the fires (four lights that lit simultaneously) have been set.