Eleven of the more than 100 bushfires scarring the countryside from Sydney to Brisbane were declared emergencies, with numerous towns under direct threat.
The cyclone packed winds of up to 120 kilometres per hour when it hit late Saturday, closing ports and airports in both countries.
More than 60,000 people were moved away from the coast on the Indian side of the border.
A Rescue Care spokesperson says there are people still in the premises.
Circumstances surrounding the incident are not yet known.
Upon clearing the debris, the bodies of an adult male and adult female were discovered.

At least 65 killed in Pakistan passenger train fire

Train accidents are common in Pakistan, where the railways have seen decades of decline due to corruption, mismanagement and lack of investment.

Three-year-old boy killed in Cape Town house fire

Nomzamo councillor Sitembile Mfecane, who visited the family afterwards, says the fire may have been started by a candle.

Ndabeni-Abrahams slams journos for seeing her burning house as a photo op

‘My house is burning and all they see is a story in it that they must be allowed to take pictures’, said the minister.

Japan rescuers still scrambling as typhoon toll nears 70

The prime minister’s office said more than 3,000 people have been rescued in the wake of the disaster.

Typhoon Hagibis threatens Tokyo with heaviest rain in 60 years

Officials in the Chiba, just east of Tokyo, have told people to prepare supplies of food and water for up to three days.

Victims of natural disasters to be placed in temporary housing – City of Johannesburg

The City of Johannesburg has drafted a rough policy that will see victims of natural disasters in the city receive temporary emergency accommodation (TEA).

Climate change fuelling wildfires in Limpopo

A fire, which has been raging since Monday, is destroying a plantation and obstructing the views of motorists and pedestrians.

Six killed as typhoon lashes South Korea

The ministry says more than 100 homes were flooded and over 1,500 families evacuated their houses in advance.

Gauteng urges businesses, humanitarian entities to assist Marlboro factory fire victims

Provincial disaster management was also on the scene, providing humanitarian relief to the affected families.

Gauteng govt vows to help those affected by Kempton Park mass shack fire

Gift of the Givers, the Red Cross and the Gauteng social development dept are working together with Cogta officials to offer humanitarian support.

Two children burn to death in Limpopo shack fire

According to a local ward councillor, the children were locked inside the shack when a fire broke out inside.

One dead and over 80 homeless after Strand fire

Residents suspect that a candle might have caused the fire, despite the fact that the area has had electricity since 2010.

WATCH: 900 left homeless in devastating Kempton Park shack blaze

On Monday night, various pictures and videos of the fire were posted on social media.

How to prepare for fire season in Cape Town

The Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) says it is prepared for the impending fire season in Cape Town but believes residents can do their bit to minimise the chances of a wildfire damaging or even destroying their homes.




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