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Monday, March 5, 2012

Thousands Evacuated In Deadly Oz Floods

A second person has died as communities across south and east Australia battle a flood crisis which has seen almost 5,000 people evacuated from their homes.

Heavy rain, especially in rural areas, has caused flash flooding, cut off many isolated home, and so far claimed the lives of two men.

The worst of the flooding so far has been in the state of New South Wales, but the states of Queensland and Victoria have also been hit by unseasonably large downpours.

Emergency officials said they were concerned about an area in southwest New South Wales, where the Murrumbidgee River has burst its banks and inundated homes near the city of Wagga Wagga. Read More