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Bush Fire Help

Tue, 10 Feb, 2009

News Photo - Bush Fire Help

If you want to help people that have lost everything in the worst bushfires in Australian recorded history, you can do so by donating on the Red Cross website.

At the time of writing, the death toll from the fires stands at 173 people. There have also been reports of fires being deliberately lit. Whilst in Victoria, overseeing relief efforts, the prime minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd, described such people as 'mass murderers'.

"What do you say about anyone like that? I don't know, just, there's no words to describe it, other than it's mass murder."

Up to date information about the bushfires can be found on the ABC website:

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