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Series of "Unprecedented" Bushfires in Australia's New South Wales kills 3, At Least 7 More Missing

  • A series of “unprecedented” bushfires rage through New South Wales in southeast Australia, killing at least 3 people. On Saturday, New South Wales Rural Fire Services commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons has said that at least 7 people are still missing. He also said that more than 150 houses have been burned down by the raging fire. Reports say that out of the 3 confirmed deaths, one person was found dead inside a vehicle, another in a burned house, and the third person died in a hospital after the rescue. 70 bushfires were burning across this southeast Australian state as of Saturday morning, out of which 39 of them are burning at a rate that is out of control. Some of the worst affected areas are Kempsey, Nambucca, Port Macquarie, Clarence Valley, Armidale, and Tenterfield. Two victims have been identified till now: 69-year-old Vivian Chaplain and 63-year-old Julie Fletcher.