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Fire death toll in Australia rises to 35

Discussion in 'Up to the Minute' started by Dark Knight, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. Dark Knight

    Dark Knight New Member

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    SYDNEY – Police say the confirmed death toll from wildfires that swept southeastern Australia has risen to 35.

    Victoria state police spokeswoman Sarah Campbell said Sunday that officials found bodies at 12 different sites across a zone that was blasted

    by huge wildfires on Saturday.
    Senior officials said earlier the toll from the fires could reach more than 40, and that authorities were still trying to get access to many hard-hit areas.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090208/ap_on_re_as/as_australia_wildfires
     
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    JaneInOz Former Member

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    thanks for reporting this

    Shocking isnt it

    Im on the other side to it

    But another state South Australia had temps of 49 degrees Celsius !
     
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    This is just such a horrifying tragedy! 108 have died so far.


     
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    To all the Aussie posters here ... please,please be careful and stay safe!! :eek:
     
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    I live in Victoria, and I think its fair to say that we're all in shock. Official death toll is now 108 with people still missing.

    And some of these fires were deliberately lit!!!
     
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    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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    This is just terrible and makes me so sad for all those that lost their loved ones in these fires.
     
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    Death Toll has now reached 130.
    Thoughts and love to all those who have lost loved ones and possessions.
     
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    The death toll is over 170 now. It's incomprehensible.:(
     
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    It's been shocking to see the death toll go from 19 to 35 to 56 to 78....this morning it's expected to rise to over 200. Sending prayers to everyone affected there.
     
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    Praying for rain in Victoria and Sydney. My daughter just returned to go back to school in Melbourne, today. It was difficult to see her go. I hope she can be of help, she's studying to be a vet. I went online today see the local reporting and it was devastating. Sending prayers for all of the families affected by this horrible tragedy. I could only donate to the RedCross, I wish I could do more.
     
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    Hope and inspiration at a devastating time, when the Australian people needed it most, both of these Koalas have no idea that the people of Australia have adopted them as "their" own.

    Our oldest 17 is even aware of what is happening in Australia. My very best hope and wishes for everyone in Australia, especially those that have lost loved ones in these terrible and devastating fires.

    But those two, I keep looking at the picture, and just imagine what the firefighter felt and the Koala felt when he offered her water. amazing. I am very glad that Australia tends to these animals, the little creatures that suffer the most as their home is gone also.

    May our best wishes be with our friends in OZ. I really hope that these fires end soon and there is no more loss of life.
     

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