The death toll from Australia’s catastrophic bushfires rose to four as firefighters battled blazes across two states on November 14.
A man’s body was found in burned-out bushland near Kempsey in northwest New South Wales shortly before midnight on November 13, police said. It was the fourth confirmed death from the bushfires, which have gripped Australia’s east coast for several weeks.
Meanwhile in Queensland, more than 70 fires were burning on Thursday. Firefighters were battling several serious blazes, including one at Woodgate, between Bundaberg and Hervey Bay.
In this video, a helicopter surveys the Woodgate fire on Wednesday. There were 22 firefighting vehicles battling the bushfire on Thursday morning with a further eight en route. Residents in the Woodgate area have been told to leave their homes immediately. Credit: MI Helicopters via Storyful