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Over 800 people missing after Maui wildfire

Experts said both finding and identifying the victims could take months or even years given the magnitude of the destruction. BBC. Photo: Archive/Radio Nigeria

About 850 people are still missing after the devastating wildfires in Maui Island Hauwaii, USA.

County Mayor Richard Bissen said over 1,200 people who had been on the list of those missing have been found safe but warned that the numbers are expected to fluctuate.

114 people are confirmed to have died.

President Joe Biden is scheduled to visit the island for the first time since the deadly fires swept through earlier this month.

The BBC reports that the blazes which destroyed most of the historic Maui town of Lahaina is considered the worst natural disaster in Hawaii state history.

Writing by Chinasa Ossai; Editing by Annabel Nwachukwu