*Barack Obama calls Kevin Rudd to offer prayers amid Victoria’s bushfire disaster
“President Obama said that we should know in Australia that the prayers of himself, his wife Michelle, their family and of the American people are with the people of Victoria, people of Australia,” he told parliament.”
*Kinglake survivors to return home after police standoff
SURVIVORS of the Kinglake inferno are being allowed to return to their homes after an angry standoff with police.
Police allowed a partial road opening after frustrated residents demanded to be allowed back to survey the devastation …
*Identification of Victorian bushfire victims may be impossible.
A temporary morgue similar to the one used after the 2005 London terrorist bombings has been erected at the State Coronial Services Centre to accommodate the growing number of casualties.
*$15 million raised for Victoria fire victims and survivors so far…
the true blue aussie spirit has kicked in.