Around 1,000 people airlifted to safety in Queensland

A massive air rescue operation in the city of Bundaberg, Queensland has been completed, Australia's Broadcasting Corporation reports.

Rising floodwaters had left many people stranded after a cyclone brought heavy rain.

About 1,000 people were airlifted in North Bundaberg to safety.

I understand that the last rescue was being undertaken there, but those choppers will continue to fly over just to make sure that nobody's been missed.

– Bruce Grady from Emergency Management Queensland

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