Chile has initiated a period of two days to mourn the loss of at least 122 individuals in a destructive wildfire in Viña del Mar. The search for those missing continues, while survivors sift through the burnt remnants of their homes and belongings.
President Gabriel Boric stated on Sunday that the entire country of Chile mourns for Valparaiso, as the central coastal area is still recovering from the devastating fire that has been deemed the third most fatal wildfire of the 21st century.
Crowded hilltop neighborhoods that overlook the tourist hotspot found themselves without electricity and with limited water, the streets strewn with charred cars, debris and ash.
The rising temperature of our planet has amplified the likelihood of catastrophic events like extreme heatwaves and wildfires.