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    Posted: 08 Feb 2009 at 3:08pm
108 people dead so far and the death toll is rising. It was 84 about 5 hours ago. They are saying 50% of the fires were started deliberately. Some crazy s-h-i-t-e
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Feb 2009 at 5:28pm
whoever started those fires should be fooked in the middle of themAngry
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Feb 2009 at 5:32pm
The Prime Minister was nearly crying on television earlier and not Eamon Dunphy nearly crying, actually nearly crying.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Feb 2009 at 5:34pm
The speed that the fires spread sound scary. People on the news saying it was like one big massive explosion coming towards them. no wonder people dont get a chance to get out the way.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Feb 2009 at 3:37am
imaging this on front of you....wall of fire, mental stuff (pics in paper today)






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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Feb 2009 at 4:05am
Said on news last night "that they would have to review their policies on bush fires as they(aussie officials) tell people to stay in their homes as its saferConfused, where as other countries evacuate all in firing line of the fire"
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Feb 2009 at 4:39pm
Eamonn Dunphy:"I'll tell you who wrote it, Rod Liddle, he's the guy who ran away and left his wife for a young one".

Bill O'Herlihy: Ah ye can't be saying that now Eamonn
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Feb 2009 at 6:16pm
death toll seems to be rising by the hour, people who started this are serious scum Angry
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Feb 2009 at 1:00pm
Hard to find the people who started them. Not trying to be smart but all the evidence is probally inexistent now anyway.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Feb 2009 at 1:21pm
You would think that but these fire investigation people are freaks at uncovering stuff. Obviously they wont find everyone that started the fires but a couple of symbolic arrests would do. The gobsh*tes that lit any of the fires are the type to go and tell all their mates what they've just done and then a couple of hours later they realise, oh sh*t!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Feb 2009 at 1:47pm
Tragic, Was talking to a mate of mine whos on Victoria Swat team - Theyve been drafted in to look for bodies - they reckon the toll will be over 500
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Feb 2009 at 3:08pm

Australia hunts Arson 'murderers'

Quote Australia has launched its largest ever arson probe as Prime Minister Kevin Rudd vowed to track down the perpetrators of the "murder on a grand scale".
 

A special taskforce of 100 officers is combing through a blackened landscape searching for clues as the death toll from the nation's worst bushfires looks likely to top 200.

The disaster area, more than twice the size of London and encompassing more than 20 towns north of Melbourne, has been declared a crime zone by officials.

At least 181 people have been confirmed to have died in the fires.

Mr Rudd said a further 500 have been left injured while nearly 1,000 homes were destroyed and 902,000 acres burnt in land owned by 25 local government authorities.

"We are left speechless at the thought and the possibility that some of these fires may have been deliberately lit," the leader told the Australian parliament.

"This is simply murder on a grand scale.

"Let us attend to this unfinished business of the nation and come to grips with this evil thing."

US President Barack Obama telephoned Mr Rudd to offer his condolences and help in fighting the blazes.

More than 30 firefighters from the US are flying to Victoria State to reinforce the effort on the ground.

Other offers of help and support from around the world include a private donation from Queen Elizabeth II.

Buckingham Palace declined to specify the size of the donation, which will go to the Victorian Bushfire Fund.

Her Majesty has expressed "heartfelt condolences" to the families of those who died, "deep sympathy" to those who lost their homes, and paid tribute to the "extraordinary" efforts of the emergency services.

Australia's national cricket team is visiting one of the towns lying in the path of the bushfires.

Captain Ricky Ponting said he and his team wanted to "get in and help out where we can" upon arrival in Whittlesea, Victoria State.

In devastated Kinglake, Ross Buchanan risked his life to save his home, only to find his 15-year-old son McKenzie and daughter Neeve, nine, had been killed as fire ripped through the rest of the town.

"I've lost two kids, nothing can bring them back," he told Sky News Australia.

The mounting number of bodies has forced authorities to set up a temporary morgue in Melbourne which has so far admitted 101 victims.

Exhausted firefighters, most of them volunteers who have had little rest since the wildfires flared on Saturday, continue to fight to save communities in the path of the flames.

Healesville, about 31 miles north east of Melbourne, is the latest community threatened by the fires, which has razed entire towns.

 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Feb 2009 at 3:16pm

It's tragic. We are so blessed that we never suffer from bush fires, volcanic eruptions, tidal waves etc. Really dont know how lucky we are.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Feb 2009 at 3:17pm
Originally posted by Trapattoni Trapattoni wrote:

Tragic, Was talking to a mate of mine whos on Victoria Swat team - Theyve been drafted in to look for bodies - they reckon the toll will be over 500


f**kin hell, that's shocking.




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