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IAG uses drones to inspect bushfire damage

Posted On: Jan. 13, 2016 12:00 AM CST

Insurance Australia Group Ltd. said that it used drones to assess damage caused by the bushfires in Victoria in order to start processing customer claims immediately, Asia Insurance Review reported.

The bushfires hit Victorian coastal towns in December 2015.

"We are proud to be the first insurer in Australia to use drones to assess damage following a major bushfire," said IAG.

The insurer said that using drones removed the risks associated with physical site visits such as fallen power lines, asbestos and land slips.

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