Sunday, February 08, 2009

Australian inferno burns out of control

Wildfires have killed 96 people in Australia and threaten to burn for days as winds continue to push the flames through the bush country.

To compound problems, northern Australia has suffered severe flooding that has brought with it dangers from crocodiles One boy is believed to have been snatched by a crocodile in Queensland.

About 700 home have been described by wildfires that is burning 3000 sq. kilometers. A century-high heatwave and high winds are driving the flames, which are burning out of control.

Australia’s Deadly ‘Hell on Earth’ Bushfires May Burn for Days
Bloomberg - 55 minutes ago
By Robert Fenner Feb. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Australia’s worst bushfires on record left at least 84 people dead and may burn for days as winds fan flames across southern Victoria state.
Your reaction: Australian fires BBC News
Australian wildfires kill 96 as floods bring crocs to town AFP

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