3 die as cyclone rips through n.w. Australia

By
March 9, 2007 03:47

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

As many as three people were killed when a powerful storm smashed into Australia's northwest coast, destroying houses and cutting off communications at a remote mining construction camp, officials said Friday. Cyclone George, packing winds of up to 280 kph (174 mph), crossed the coast about two hours before midnight Thursday near the mining support town of Port Hedland, about 1,650 kilometers (1,025 miles) north of Perth, the capital of Western Australia state, the Bureau of Meteorology said. State leader Alan Carpenter said as many as three people were killed, but added the reports were unconfirmed. Police spokesman Ian Hasleby confirmed the death of one woman, and said up to 20 other were injured at a camp near the Wadgina mine site about 100 kilometers (66 miles) south of Port Hedland when temporary workers' huts collapsed in the storm.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Khashoggie Saudi Arabian Consulate
November 18, 2018
Khashoggi killers possibly took his dismembered body out of country

By REUTERS