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"I lost everything:" Fire ravages neighbourhood in northern Chile, leaves hundreds homeless

CA, 12 Jan 2022
At least 100 homes were burned down and 400 people were left homeless on Monday after a fire broke out in a neighbourhood in the city of Iquique in northern Chile, authorities said.

"I got out of work early so I could come and salvage something, but as I arrived, there was nothing to be done. I lost everything," said a resident who wished to remain anonymous.

Authorities have set up shelters for the 280 families affected by the fire.

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