Wildfires in Hawaii have killed no less than 67 individuals – the deadliest pure catastrophe because it turned a US state in 1959.
Search groups are persevering with to scour the ruins of Lahaina – a city on Maui island – with the assistance of cadaver canines.
Governor Josh Inexperienced has warned the variety of fatalities will proceed to rise, with deaths now surpassing the 61 individuals who died in a 1960 tsunami.
It comes as investigators attempt to decide what prompted the fireplace to comb by way of Lahaina at terrifying velocity – decimating the favored resort with little warning.
Emergency sirens are supposed to warn of impending hazard however did not set off earlier than the blaze started.
Survivors have mentioned they did not hear any of the alarms and solely turned conscious once they noticed flames or heard explosions.
Officers have additionally not but detailed precisely what sort of textual content, cellphone or electronic mail alerts have been despatched.
1000’s have been left homeless and the fireplace destroyed about 1,000 buildings, with before and after images showing the dramatic aftermath.