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US president Biden and wife to visit Maui on Monday

Darpan News Desk The Canadian Press, 17 Aug, 2023 09:50 AM
  • US president Biden and wife to visit Maui on Monday

U-S President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill are set to visit Maui on Monday in the aftermath of a devastating wildfire on the island that has killed more than 100 people.

The head of the Maui Emergency Management Agency is defending the decision not to sound sirens during the fire.

While Hawaii has what it touts as the largest system of outdoor alert sirens in the world, Herman Andaya says the agency was afraid that using it would have sent residents running toward the mountains or inland, which would have been straight into the fire.

Yesterday, the official death toll from the fire rose to 111.

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In a historic win, Sikh graduates US Marine boot camp with articles of faith

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Broadcasters to lobby Supreme Court chief justice to allow cameras at Trump's trials

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British Sikh presenter arrested for alleged sexual offenses released

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