While the death toll from forest fires on the island of Maui, Hawaii, is approaching 100, only a few bodies have been identified, and families of the missing are struggling.
According to Maui County authorities on the 14th (local time스포츠토토), most of the bodies identified so far are badly burned and difficult to identify.
Authorities said at a press conference on the 12th that as of the afternoon of the same day, only two of the 89 deaths had been identified.
“When we find these (someone’s) family and friends, the remains have gone through a fire that melted metal,” said Maui Police Chief John Pelletier. he explained. He went on to say, “ We need a quick DNA test to confirm his identity, ” and asked the families of the missing persons to take DNA samples from the family support center run by the authorities.
According to Maui County authorities on this day, the death toll from the fire was counted at 96 as of 9 p.m. the previous day. “There will be more deaths in the future,” Hawaii Governor Josh Green said in an interview with CBS that
day . . Additionally, Gov. Green said the number of people out of contact was about 1,300, the Associated Press and AFP reported.
Meanwhile, the wildfires are now the worst wildfires in the United States in 105 years, based on death toll. It broke the record for the 2018 wildfire in Paradise, Northern California, which killed 85 people, and caused the most casualties since wildfires such as Carleton County, Northern Minnesota, which killed 453 people in 1918.
It is the worst disaster in 63 years since the 1960 tsunami that killed 61 people in Hawaii.