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Pakistani Noble Laureate Malala prays for a swift end to Australian wildfires

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

09th Jan, 2020. 01:06 pm
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Pakistani Noble Laureate Malala Yousaf zai has prayed for the victims of Australian Bush-fires that has ravaged its South Eastern region.

Pakistani Noble Laureate took to twitter sharing her picture in the tweet.

She wroter: The natural beauty of Australia brings joy and awe to so many, including me.”

Moreover Malala said, “Pray for a swift end to the fires and help for the people, animals and land hurt by this disaster.”

The Rural Fire Service in New South Wales state told fire-weary community meetings in coastal communities south of Sydney that northwesterly winds likely to drive blazes towards the coast once again.

Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology said 2019 Australia’s hottest and driest year on record.

The national mean temperature 1.52 degrees Celsius (34.7 Fahrenheit) above average.

While rainfall was 277.6 millimeters (10.9 inches), 40 percent below average.

The previous record low was set in 1902.

27 people have died nationwide, and in the state of New South Wales (NSW) alone, 2,000 homes destroyed or damaged.

State and federal authorities are struggling to contain the massive blazes, even with firefighting assistance from other countries, including the United States.

Each year there a fire season during the Australian summer, with hot, dry weather making it easy for blazes to start and spread.

Natural causes are to blame most of the time, like lightning strikes in drought-affected forests.

Dry lightning  responsible for starting a number of fires in Victoria’s East Gippsland region in late December,

Which then traveled more than 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) in just five hours, according to state agency Victoria Emergency.

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