Australian man arrested over deadly bushfires: Media

Australian police were questioning a man over one of the country's deadly bushfires.

Australian man arrested over deadly bushfires: Media

Australian police were questioning a man on Friday over one of the country's deadly bushfires, which killed 181 people, and local media said he was expected to be charged with arson causing death.

"Police are currently speaking to someone over the Churchill fire," a police spokesman said. At least 21 people died in the Churchill fire.

Fairfax newspapers said the man was expected to be charged with arson causing death and would appear in court later on Friday, but no charges had yet been laid.

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has described Australia's deadliest bushfires which swept through the southern state of Victoria on Saturday as "mass murder".

Reuters

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