The island state of Hawaii, which belongs to the United States of America, was hit by a wildfire. Firefighters say that dry winds made it difficult to control the lake fire.
6 people lost their lives after a boat caught fire on the island of Maui. It is said that 15 others were burnt and taken to hospital. Hospital sources indicate that the condition of the three hospitalised people is profound.
It is also said that many houses have been caught in the fire. Another 12,000 homes have lost power. Residents of the town on the tip of Lahaina on the island of Maui said that the lions were caught in the fire and escaped by jumping into the sea. The American Coast Guard officials said they rescued 12 people who jumped into the sea. (Reuters)
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