1. A new report by the Royal Life Saving Society has revealed that there has been a strong rise in the number of Australian children who drown every year. The report shows that 31 children lost their lives in accidents around water last year – more than double the number of children who drowned the year before.
For more information on how you can keep your kids safe, head to the Royal Life Saving Society website.
2. Officers at Scotland Yard are reportedly set to release a picture of a man who could be suspect in the case of missing British girl Madeleine McCann. Sky News is reporting that detectives will release an e-fit image of a man who was seen near the apartments where Madeleine went missing in 2007. UK police are yet to confirm the report
Anyone who knows the man will be urged to contact police.
3. A fire in a garment factory in Bangladesh has killed at least nine people. The fire started at the Aswad Knit Composite factory in Gazipur – a town on the outskirts of the capital, Dhaka, on Tuesday, and burned overnight. The fire consumed a warehouse and two other buildings. This is the latest industrial disaster that has highlighted the country’s poor OH&S record.
4. NSW is expecting a day of extreme weather. Temperatures are set to hit 39 degrees Celsius in Sydney and 42 degrees Celsius in areas of the west. Southern areas of NSW are also expecting winds of up to 120km/h. The state is under a strict fire ban.