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Fifth person dies in East Gippsland

A fifth person has died as a result of the Victorian bushfires, authorities have confirmed.

David Moresi was a contractor working at a Victorian bushfire when he died as a result of a traffic incident on November 30.

Mr Moresi was killed in a vehicle rollover while working on the Gelantipy fire near W Tree in East Gippsland.

He was making his way back through the fire ground when his vehicle rolled over and he was ejected. He died at the scene. His name will be added to the official death toll after the fires began on November 21.

Mr Moresi, from Johnsonville in East Gippsland, is survived by his wife, Judi, three children and many grandchildren.

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