Chile’s largest botanical garden looks like “smoker’s lung” after forest fires | News

Chile’s largest botanical garden looks like “smoker’s lung” after forest fires |  News

Once a green oasis filled with native and exotic plants, Chile’s largest botanical garden was now gray and charred after a wildfire erupted last week, killing a nursery director and members of her family.

The Viña del Mar National Botanical Garden was caught in the middle of the raging inferno that killed at least 131 people and destroyed entire neighborhoods in the coastal region of Valparaiso, 120 kilometers (75 miles) from Santiago.

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