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2 dead in Australian bushfires

Christian Fernsby ▼ | November 9, 2019
Bushfires have claimed the lives of at least two people in the Australian state of New South Wales, authorities confirmed on Saturday.
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A further seven people were unaccounted for with fears that the death toll could rise.

Topics: Australian fires

"Our thoughts and prayers of course go to the families and loved ones of those two deceased persons," State Premier Gladys Berejiklian told reporters in Sydney.

The fires, which flared up along the country's east coast on Friday afternoon, also destroyed more than 100 homes.

Three fires were still burning at an emergency level on Saturday morning, and at the height of the disaster on Friday afternoon, a record 17 fires were given that classification.

Berejiklian said that with a number of fires still burning uncontrolled across the state, the worst may be yet to come.