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Australia inferno kills two people

Category : World | Sub Category : | Posted on: 2019-11-09 10:16:22


Australia inferno kills two people

At least two people were left dead while seven others are reportedly missing in a bushfire inferno that occurred in New South Wales, Australia. New South Wales Rural Fire Service confirmed that two people were killed by the raging fire near Glen Innes, north of Sydney.

The fire emergency entered its second day on Saturday as official reports indicate that more than 150 homes in New South Wales have been reduced to ashes. Scores of people have been rendered homeless, due to the aftermath of the blaze. Power lines, schools and bridges have been completely ruined.

Close to 1000 firefighters have been deployed to put off the flames, supported by water-bombing aircraft.  Gusty winds have made it difficult to put off the fire. Reports indicate that scores of people are still trapped in their homes. 

Most people spent the night in evacuation in Queensland, while the safety of their homes was assessed. Most parts of Australia are experiencing severe drought and this is one of Australia‚Äôs worst bushfire. 

The New South Wales premier, Gladys Berejiklian, warned the death toll could increase.

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