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Southern Australia hit by overnight gale force winds

Heavy overnight winds and rain have lashed southern Australia, causing damage to homes and cars and leaving thousands of people without power.

The gale force winds are believed to be the worst to hit the state of Victoria in over five years.

Kirsty Heenan reports.

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