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Despair as Australia flood chaos continues

Thousands more people are evacuating their homes as widespread flooding continues across the Australian state of Queensland.

Forced evacuations are being planned in Rockhampton as rising floodwaters threaten the town of 77,000 people.

Australian PM Julia Gillard has visited Bundaberg, and flew over Emerald as evacuations there continued.

The floods are thought to have affected about 200,000 people over an area reportedly larger than France and Germany.

John Maguire reports.

  • 31 Dec 2010