Limited Number of Deceased Maui Wildfire Victims Identified Due to Deterioration of Remains
Officials in Hawaii have reported that only a small number of the bodies recovered from the Maui wildfire have been identified so far. The d...
Officials in Hawaii report small number of identified bodies in Maui wildfire
Officials in Hawaii have reported that only a small number of the bodies recovered from the Maui wildfire have been identified so far. The death toll for the devastating blaze in the town of Lahaina has reached 93, but this number is expected to rise significantly as hundreds of people are still missing. Search efforts, aided by cadaver dogs, are ongoing.
Deadliest wildfire in the US in over a century
The Maui wildfires in Hawaii have become the deadliest in the US in over a century. Two deceased victims have been identified so far, but the identification process has been challenging due to the condition of the remains. Cadaver dogs are being used to search through the ruins of Lahaina as the death toll continues to rise.
Rapid DNA testing used to identify victims
According to a tweet by Reuters, authorities in Hawaii are using rapid DNA testing to identify the remains of victims found in a fire that melted metal. Although the names of the two identified victims have not been officially released, a local family of four who were found dead in a burned-out car has been reported by Hawaii News Now.
Farewell to beloved family members
The extended family of Faaso and Malui Fonua Tone, along with their sister Salote Takafua and her son Tony Takafua, have issued a statement bidding farewell to their beloved family members. They express their deep grief and state that the memories of their loved ones will always be cherished.
Possible cause of the fires under investigation
Multiple fires have been reported on the Hawaiian island of Maui, but the most devastating one occurred in Lahaina on Tuesday. The wildfire in Lahaina resulted in fatalities and significant destruction. The cause of the fires is currently being investigated, but it is believed that they were sparked during a dry summer and strong winds from a passing hurricane.
Possible link to power lines
According to Bloomberg, a group of lawyers believes that power lines may have caused the recent fires in Hawaii. However, Hawaiian Electric, the main energy supplier, has stated that it does not have any information on the cause of the fires due to limited access to the affected areas for safety and emergency response reasons.
Aftermath of volcanic eruption
The article discusses the aftermath of the volcanic eruption on the Hawaiian island and highlights two key issues. Firstly, it mentions that the warning sirens did not go off during the eruption, leading to a review of the emergency response by Hawaii Attorney General Anne Lopez. Secondly, it mentions that hundreds, possibly thousands, of people have been displaced by the disaster, and there is an ongoing effort to find housing for them. It also notes that President Joe Biden has approved a disaster declaration, allowing federal resources to be used for the recovery efforts.
Massive natural disaster in Hawaii
Hawaii has been hit by a massive natural disaster, causing extensive damage and destruction to thousands of structures. The estimated losses are expected to reach billions of dollars. Governor Josh Green has described it as the largest natural disaster the state has ever faced and anticipates a long and challenging recovery process.