Bushfire victims to be identified with the help of NZ experts
Southern Australia recently went through a great deal of loss after the bushfires, and now New Zealand police forensic experts have come forward with their helping hand in identifying the victims.
“Australia has accepted an offer of help from the New Zealand Police, but the number of personnel involved and when they would leave for Australia are to be confirmed,” said Police National Headquarters spokesman Jon Neilson.
The unfortunate incident took lives of over 170 people, and the personnel would assist with disaster victim identification. Earlier, Prime Minister John Key made a commitment to send 100 firefighters to Australia to help more than 4000 Australian firefighters.
It was also reported by Radio New Zealand that help has been offered by the Units at Middlemore, Waikato, Hutt and Christchurch Hospitals to care for burns victims.
It would be really depressing to know that over 750 homes has been destroyed by the fires in Victoria, which has left 5000 people homeless and burned 220,260ha of land.
Yesterday, it was announced by the Government, that it would initiate a fund for Australian bushfire victims with a $500,000 donation. The New Zealand Red Cross is running the fund and people can to it via redcross.org.nz or make an automatic $20 donation by calling 0900 33200.
Good news is that already over $30,000 has been raised from online donations in 24 hours.
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