Posted by: bunyip
Yes. It has been shocking. The death toll as at 6pm SA time [7.30GMT/UT] was 131 and many unaccounted for.
Some towns no longer exist, although in many there are still the skeletal fragments of buildings standing. One photo on our news this evening showed where alloy wheels had melted and run like lead. [www.abc.net.news]
The photos are reminiscent of the photographs from the European theatre of WW2 showing the aftermath of the bombing raids from both sides of the conflict. It really is a war zone under those conditions.
Have we accounted for all the fforumites, both contributing and otherwise, in the fire areas?