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Over 800 People Still Missing in Maui Wildfire Aftermath



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While 115 individuals have died as a result of the wildfires on Hawaii's Maui, over 800 people are still missing.

First responders had already examined all single-story homes as of Monday night and are now concentrating on “multi-story residential and commercial premises.”

“The most up-to-date fatality numbers and identification information are included in the Maui Police Department’s daily press release, anticipated to be issued by 6 p.m. daily,” the county’s update released on Monday evening revealed.

“At the time of this announcement, there are 115 confirmed fatalities with 100% of the single-story, residential properties searched in the disaster area. Search teams will now transition to searching multi-story residential and commercial properties,” it went on to say.

The police department's most recent statement, which was published on August 21, stated that 35 people had been identified out of the 115 confirmed dead. 13 of those people have been located, and their relatives have been informed. Another 22 victims have been identified, but their families either have not been located or have not been notified.

But several hundred people are still unaccounted for, though the exact number.

As per the Associated Press:

“There are also widely varying accounts of the tally of the missing. Hawaii Gov. Josh Green said Sunday on the CBS News show ‘Face the Nation' that more than 1,000 remained unaccounted for. Maui Mayor Richard Bissen said in a pre-recorded video on Instagram that the number was 850. And during President Joe Biden’s tour of the devastation on Monday, White House homeland security adviser Liz Sherwood-Randall put it between 500 and 800.”

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