Wednesday, January 01, 2020

Australia fires: Seven dead, hundreds of homes destroyed

Australia fires
Bushfires raging in eastern Australia have killed at least seven people and destroyed more than 200 properties since Monday, authorities said.

Firefighters in New South Wales have been battling blazes for months during a prolonged fire season and as of early Wednesday, more than 2,500 firefighters were trying to contain 112 fires that burned throughout the state, several large and dangerous, the NSW Rural Fire Service said.

NSW police said three bodies were found Wednesday morning, increasing the death toll to seven in the past three days.


  1. 16 dead as Australia struggles to contain raging bushfires...

    Three more people lost their lives in the raging Australian bushfires on Wednesday, bringing the total number of deaths since October to 16 in deadly blazes that have forced thousands to seek refuge due to the worst fire crisis that has hit the country in decades.

    "Police have confirmed a further three deaths as a result of the fires on the South Coast," New South Wales Police Deputy Commissioner Gary Worboys told reporters in Sydney.

  2. One more person has died in Australia due to the bushfires raging in the country's southeast, taking the death toll since October to 17, while thousands of people were getting ready to evacuate from affected areas, authorities said on Thursday.

    "I'm sad to have to report that there are at least 17 people that at this stage we cannot account for," Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said in a press briefing.

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