Australian fire, Arsonists responsible will be charged with murder says PM

February 9, 2009

(ChattahBox) — The deadliest bushfires in the country have left the people of Victoria, Australia dumbfounded and the Prime Minister shaken like never before. With the death toll rising to an alarming 135, the highest ever, the Australian Prime Minister has accused arsonists of “mass murder”. Towering flames razed entire towns in southeastern Australia and burned fleeing residents in their cars. The officials in Victoria think that some of the 400 fires have been deliberately set by the arsonists.

After announcing an emergency relief fund of $10m (£4.5m), prime minister Kevin Rudd said” Hell in all its fury has visited the good people of Victoria … many good people now lie dead.”

After being questioned on the possibility of Arson behind this he said, “What do you say about anyone like that [an arsonist]? There’s no words to describe it, other than it’s mass murder.

He also added, “This is not fun, this is not something clever,”

“This is something that can kill people.”

A witness stopped a suspected arsonist and made a citizen arrest at Mount Penang Parklands, on the Central Coast on account of suspicious behavior.

The man, 31, was charged for lighting a blaze near Gosford burning over 400 acres of bush and was reported to be from Killarney Vale.

In the Blue Mountains, a fifteen year old boy was charged for setting the bush behind the community hall in Francis Rd, Faulconbridge on fire. He is also charged for possessing explosive devices and will be produced at Parramatta Children’s Court on a later date.

The deliberate intent behind many of the fires was confirmed by the Victorian country fire Authority.

“These people are terrorists within our nation, they are the enemy within and we have to be increasingly vigilant about them,” Mr Rann said

The rising death toll prompted the Police to declare that anyone found setting fires will be charged with murder.


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