QUEENSLAND – Two Australian states recently declared a state of emergency as bushfires bring a “catastrophic” threat to the heavily populated areas of the nation’s east.
At least three people were dead and thousands were displaced by three days of dangerous weather conditions in New South Wales (NSW) and Queensland, officials said.
In NSW, the blazes have scorched 970,000 hectares of land and destroyed 150 houses. Nine homes have been razed in Queensland.
Over 120 bushfires are burning across the two states.
The “catastrophic” warning is in place across the greater Sydney area and regions to the city’s north and south.(BBC)