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Australia's bushfires death toll reaches 210

2009-02-23 13:56:06 GMT2009-02-23 21:56:06 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

CANBERRA, Feb. 23 (Xinhua) -- The death toll from Victoria's bushfires has reached 210, Australian police said on Monday.

This figure is up from 209 which was released last Friday.

Victoria's bushfires is the deadliest natural disaster in Australian history. More than 1,800 homes have been destroyed and more than 450,000 hectares burnt out in the bushfires which started on Feb. 7.

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