Thread: Fears over 40 dead as fires rage
#1 Fears over 40 dead as fires rageSonnabendGuest02-07-2009, 08:43 AM
Bushfires have killed 14 people, dozens more are feared dead and 100 homes have been destroyed in Victoria.
VICTORIA'S emergency services say 14 people are dead and the figure may rise to over 40 as 100 homes are lost to bushfires. ABC Radio 774 Melbourne reports six have been killed at Kinglake, four at Wandong, three at Strathewen and one person at Clonbinane.
There is an urgent threat message for Barwidgee Creek, Mudgeegonga, Rosewhite and residents along Carrolls Rd. For more on this breaking story, go to the Herald Sun.
General information on fires and fire locations is available by calling the Victorian Bushfire Information Line on 1800 240 667.
02-07-2009, 12:31 PM
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I saw this in the paper this morning. Rough stuff.May the FORCE be with you!
02-07-2009, 02:49 PM
That's horrible! :(:(-
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SonnabendGuest02-07-2009, 06:08 PM
AT least 25 people are dead in the bushfires ripping through Victoria, but the death toll could pass 40. Authorities are undertaking a grim search for more bodies this morning as horrific eyewitness accounts emerge from devastated communities.
Police Deputy Commissioner Kieran Walshe said this morning: "I can confirm that the we now have 25 people dead at this point in time.
"Our concern is still ... that we believe numbers will rise as we get further into the fire zones this morning. "At this stage, to have 25 confirmed deceased, that gives me great concern that the numbers are going to get substantially higher as the day goes on."
Last night he said the death toll "could get into the 40s".
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