35 dead in Australia bushfire

35 people were reportedly killed by the biggest fire in Australia for decades and the tool could still rise. The fire burned hundreds of homes as a heat wave strikes through the farmland near Melbourne.

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Police expect the death toll, already the worst since 75 people died in “Ash Wednesday” fires in 1983, could climb further as they search the ruins of wild fires that flared on Saturday and continued to burn north of the city on Sunday.

According to the police, charred dead bodies were found in cars. The said totals of 35 dead bodies were found at different locations at north and east for Melbourne. At least 18 people were also hospitalized with burns.

[source: AP and UK Reuters]