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Published on : Monday, June 6, 2016
Australia’s east coast had been flooded with massive storms from the rivers which killed at least three people and many more are feared to be dead. New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania are still affected by the thunders of the storms and Sydney’s Collaroy Beach is now in danger of collapsing which once forced the evacuation of multi-million dollar homes due to erosion.
Two elderly people are feared drowned at Tasmania where major flood warnings have been issued for seven rivers.
A man was reportedly swept into the Ouse River from his own backyard on Monday, while a woman was missing after floodwaters inundated her house in the state’s north-west. Rescuers are also searching for a man who was washed off rocks near Sydney’s Bondi Beach.
Sad news from all across the country is being reported. A man’s body was found in the Cotter River near Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory. Police said the 37-year-old was caught in floodwaters at a river crossing. Police divers also retrieved the bodies of two men whose cars were washed off New South Wales roads in separate incidents. A 65-year-old man was caught inside his vehicle while trying to cross floodwaters at Bowral, while another man was killed after his utility vehicle was washed off the road on Sydney’s south-west fringe.
With parts of Launceston, Latrobe and Railton all underwater, Northern Tasmania is facing its worst flooding in decades.