The first victims from the deadly wildfires that swept Maui island in US last week have been identified by officials.
Maui’s police department named the first two victims as Robert Dyckman, 74, and Buddy Jantoc, 79, both from the town of Lahaina.
The death toll from the fires has now reached 106 with about 1,300 missing.
It is likely to take several more days for authorities to reach an accurate figure for the number who died, Hawaii’s Governor Josh Green has said.
US President Joe Biden has said he will travel to Hawaii “as soon as he can” amid criticism of his government’s response from residents. END.