[Graphic News] Bushfires flare as Australia heat wave sets in

By Nam Kyung-don

Published : Jan 12, 2020 - 18:11
Updated : Jan 12, 2020 - 18:11





Australia is experiencing an unprecedented, drought-fueled bushfire crisis that has burnt swathes of land across the vast continent.

The catastrophic bushfires have killed at least 26 people, destroyed more than 2,000 homes and scorched some 8 million hectares -- an area the size of the island of Ireland.

Scientists say the drought-fueled blazes are being worsened by climate change, which is increasing the length and intensity of Australia’s fire season. (AFP)






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