Monday, February 09, 2009

Australia's worst bushfire disaster

I ask for your prayers for those who have died, those who are injured, those who have lost loved ones and those who have lost their homes and all they possess.

Nothing but rubble ... more than 500 homes were lost at Kinglake.

The death toll from horrific bushfires across Victoria this weekend has reached 128, surpassing the number of people who perished in the 1983 Ash Wednesday blazes.

More than 750 homes have been lost in what is being described as 'Hell on Earth'.

Newslink

Bushfire latest

Death toll from Victorian bushfires rises to 209

7 comments:

FranIAm said...

Oh my Lord, this is so tragic. So many prayers, so many prayers.

Brian R said...

Thanks Fran

Doorman-Priest said...

It has been heartbreaking watching the T.V.

Göran Koch-Swahne said...

Very sad and horrible!

Counterlight said...

Astonishing!

Prayers for all affected, and for a good soaking rain.

susan s. said...

This is so sad! Have you heard anything from Alcibiades(sp?)in the last little while?

Brian R said...

I had the pleasure of meeting Alcibiades and young un last Thursday.(see previous post) He had his own bushfire emergency on Friday though thankfully nowhere near as horrendous but I can tell you from experience they are all very frightening.