Australian Prime Minister announces deployment of 3,000 reservists to tackle bushfires
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  • 13:45 04 January 2020

Australian Prime Minister announces deployment of 3,000 reservists to tackle bushfires

Canberra decided to deploy 3,000 reservists from the Australian Defence Forces (ADF) to help out with the forest fires, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Saturday, ONA reports citing Sputnik.

"They will sail this afternoon, they will be located offshore from the fire-affected areas from tomorrow afternoon," Morrison said.

Morrison confirmed that the death toll had risen to 23 people. He also expressed sincere condolences to all Australians who lost their loved ones in recent fires, adding that more than 1,500 homes were destroyed.

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