bbs.english.sina.com
bbs.english.sina.com
Thread
Print

Death toll of Australia's worst bushfire stands at 131

Death toll of Australia's worst bushfire stands at 131

Australian police said the death toll from Victoria's bushfires by Monday afternoon reached 131 and could top 200 as authorities sift through the piles of ash that were once entire communities.

    The fires have now claimed 33 people in the small hamlet of Kinglake and nine in Kinglake West. Ten people have now been confirmed dead at nearby Marysville.

    New deaths have been reported at Narbethong where eight people died and Yarra Glen which has one fatality. The toll for St Andrews has been revised down from 10 to six.

    Authorities are being warned to expect a toll of 230, "The Australian" newspaper quoted sources inside state emergency meetings as saying.

    Fires were still burning out of control and putting towns at risk in the Beechworth and Yackandandah regions in the state's northeast. Shortly after 4pm (AEDT) a third town, Toolangai, was also put on alert.

    All fire-devastated areas will be treated as crime scenes to determine if arson was involved, Victorian Police Commissioner Christine Nixon said, according to a report by Australian Associated Press.

    The fires are Australia's worst natural disaster by far: worse than Ash Wednesday bushfire which killed 71 in 1983.

    More than 750 houses have been destroyed and 330,000 hectares have been burnt.

    There are 31 fires still raging throughout Victoria after record heat and wild winds set the state ablaze on Saturday.

Attachment

fire1.jpg (19.87 KB)

9-2-2009 15:33

fire1.jpg

TOP

A firetruck is seen as a bushfire approaches the town of Labertouche, 90km (56 miles) east of Melbourne, February 7, 2009. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

Attachment

fire2.jpg (51.03 KB)

9-2-2009 15:34

fire2.jpg

TOP

china is cool

TOP

以下文章由整体卫浴浴室柜专业制造销售商朗格思特http://www.longest365.com/,为您提供,转载请注明出处!


      众士兵:“渴……渴……”

  曹操:“大家再坚持一会!我曾经到过这个地方,记得附近有一座梅林,再走一会可能就到了”

  众士兵:“噢 ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄有梅子吃呀 ̄ ̄ ̄噢 ̄ ̄ ̄”

  半个时辰后——曹仁:“主公!探险队找到了大量的水源!”

  曹操:“哈哈哈哈,大家听到了吗?终于有水喝啦”

  众士兵:“不去……一定要找到梅子……”

TOP

TOP

以下精彩的笑话由 耳机  http://www.dg-kinera.com 豆荚网 http://www.dou55.com 联合提供提供,转载请注明出处!




小保姆嗓门特别大,主人叮嘱,今晚来的都是有身份的人,说话务必小声一点。

吃完饭,主人客人玩牌,小保姆收拾完想早点休息,于是凑近男主人耳边轻声道:“那我先睡了哈。”

TOP

TOP

我是来打酱油的




























防辐射服哪些牌子好

TOP

TOP

Coach Outlet

Instead, Coach Outletthey were socked with a nasty side effect Coach Outletof the China boom on Australia's manufacturers. Coach OutletExports of metals and energy are so Chanel Handbagshot that the nation's currency has soared, renderingCoach Outlet their products less competitive. In a bitter turnabout, Hammer says, Australian miners tell him he can't Chanel Bagscompete on cost and are giving contracts to Asian suppliers instead. Hammer has let Coach Outlet Onlinego two-fifths of his staff and finds himself sometimes concocting make-work for the rest.

"You see those fancy shapes? ICoach Outlet got them to cut those out Coach Store Onlinejust to keep them busy." He points to plates of steel Coach Outlet Onlineonto which Louis Vuitton Bagsstylized silhouettes have been carved with a blow torch -- a vintage truck, an industrial crane, a lizard. "It's the Coach Factory Outletsame people driving the dollar up that are telling Louis Vuitton Bagsus we are too expensive," he says, shaking his Coach Factory Storehead. "It's very, very frustrating."

AUSTRALIA DISEASE

Australia, Coach Outletindustrialists here warn, has caught a bout of "Dutch Disease." The Coach Factory Outletterm was firstCoach Outlet used to describe the impact that North Sea oil Coach Outlet Onlinediscoveries had on the economy of the Netherlands in the 1960s. Energy exports surged -- but so did the Dutch currency, Coach Factory Outletand much of the manufacturing sector was pummeled.

Down Under, the dizzying boom in exports of raw commodities to Asia has sent the Australian dollar up nearly 50 percent since 2006: It's atCoach Outlet parity with the U.S. currency today, up from just 70 cents in 2006.

TOP

This is one of the best article I have nerver read before. Thank you.

TOP

Thread