Graphic toont details van de bosbranden in zuidoost-Australië.
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AUSTRALIË

Australiërs verlaten huis terwijl hitte en wind branden aanjagen

January 10, 2020 - Australische authoriteiten dringen er bij een kwart miljoen mensen op
aan hun huis te verlaten, nu hitte en wind de dodelijke bosbranden langs
de oostkust aanjagen.

The danger is centred on New South Wales and Victoria, Australia’s most populous states, where temperatures and wind speeds are escalating after a few days of relatively benign conditions.

Authorities sent emergency texts to 240,000 people in Victoria on Friday, telling them to leave. People in high-risk regions in New South Wales and South Australia were also urged to think about leaving, but officials did not say how many, Reuters said.

Since October, 27 people have been killed and thousands forced to flee as huge bushfires scorched more than 10.3 million hectares of land across Australia, or an area the size of South Korea.

PUBLISHED: 10/01/2020; STORY: Graphic News
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