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Residents survey bushfire devastation

Saturday, 05 Jan, 2013 - 00:51

Jan. 5 - Inhabitants of a small Australian town in Tasmania return to survey the damage after bushfires. Paul Chapman reports.

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The bushfires were dying down on Saturday but they've left a trail of devastation in the Tasmanian town of Dunalley. Residents of the small Australian town returned on Saturday to survey the damage. At least 85 homes, a petrol station and a school were destroyed. Those who found their homes intact said other family members hadn't been so lucky. SOUNDBITE: UNIDENTIFIED MAN SAYING (English): "Yes, my two nephews, they've lost both their houses. My brother's lost the mill up there, bloody millions of dollars. I don't know." Local media said a sawmill which employed 15 staff was among the casualties. Tasmania's fire service was still tackling several other isolated bushfires burning across the state.

Residents survey bushfire devastation

Saturday, 05 Jan, 2013 - 00:51

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