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Fires devastate Australia towns

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Many people have died in wildfires tearing across southern Australia, and officials warn the toll will rise further as fires continue to burn. Peter Beales, a councillor for Kinglake, and Heather Cleland, director of the burns unit at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, describes the suffering the fires have brought to the area.

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