The number of deaths recorded in Australia’s raging bushfire has now increased to four after a man’s body was found in the woods of New South Wales on Wednesday.
The man’s body was found near the town of Kempsey in northeast NSW. Officials have been unable to identify the man in detail. However, they are suspecting it is a man who was reported missing on Friday.
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“The man is yet to be formally identified, however, it’s believed to be the body of a 58-year-old man who lived in a shed nearby,” NSW Police said in an emailed statement.
The recent bushfire has reportedly destroyed at least three hundred homes and over 2.5 million acres of farmland and bush in the past week.
Bushfires are not new to Australians especially during hot and dry weather conditions.
However, this year’s bushfire has caught many by surprise. Meanwhile, authorities have warned that it could spread to the Western region of the country.