People wading through floodwater in Queensland
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Australia evacuees flee flood threat in Queensland

Severe flooding in parts of the Australian state of Queensland has led to more people fleeing their homes.

There are warnings of 30ft (9m) floodwaters in some coastal towns, including Emerald, Rockhampton and Bundaberg.

The crisis has been triggered by Australia's wettest spring on record. with at least six river systems across Queensland breaking their banks.

  • 01 Jan 2011
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