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Police: Death toll in Australia fires reaches 65

Police: Death toll in Australia fires reaches 65

A police spokeswoman says the death toll from wildfires that have swept Australia's southeast has risen to 65.
The toll from firestorms in southern Victoria state climbed steadily Sunday as emergency crews reached further into a huge burnt-out area.
Officials say at least 640 houses were destroyed in Saturday's blazes, and that tally was expected to rise.
Victoria state police spokeswoman Creina O'Grady said the latest death toll on Sunday evening was 65.
Australia's worst wildfire tragedy was in 1983, when 75 people were killed in two states.