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Four people die after torrential rain floods Australia

Four people have died after torrential rain has flooded towns and cities in North Eastern Australia.

Around 1,000 helicopter evacuations have taken place, with officials rushing to move people in higher risk areas to safety.

Floodwaters from the Burnett River inundate parts of Bundaberg, north of Brisbane Credit: Reuters

In one of the hardest-hit cities, Bundaberg, a river broke its banks, sending fast flowing muddy water through streets and homes.

Around 1,500 residents have fled to evacuation centres.

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