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World News August 27, 2023

County of Maui sues Hawaiian Electric for negligence leading to fires

The county of Maui, Hawaii, on Thursday sued Hawaiian Electric, accusing the power company of acting negligently by failing to shut down its equipment despite warnings hurricane winds could knock power lines down, sparking wildfires. The county said downed power lines started the wildfires that destroyed the historic town of Lahaina, killing at least 115 people and displacing hundreds more.

Source: CGTN

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