Sunday, February 08, 2009

Australian Tragedy

Fires have been raging in Australia for the last six weeks. NASA took these pictures which show the smoke from the fires enveloping the region from space. Say a prayer for the families and friends of the 65 people who have been killed in the fires so far, and pray there are no more casualties. Say a prayer for the exhausted fire fighters still battling the blaze. I'm sorry to say that even though I spend a couple of hours daily on the computer--this is the first I've even heard of the fires. Is the American media egocentric or what?
Since I posted this early this morning, the death toll has risen to 84 people.
***Update 2***
Now 108 people have lost their lives in the Australian fires.
***Update 3***
The death toll has risen to 131. The fire sites have now been declared crime scene because it appears the fire was intentionally set.

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