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20 dead and thousands of residents forced to evacuate


Floods that have hit the east coast of Australia for a week have killed 20 people, authorities announced on Tuesday after the bodies of a woman and a man were discovered in Sydney where tens of thousands of people must evacuate. prospect of further heavy rainfall and flash flooding. The bodies found are said to be those of the two people who have been wanted since their car was found in the middle of floodwaters, according to police.

The next difficult 48 hours

The torrential rains that battered Sydney submerged bridges, flooded homes, swept away cars and the roof of a supermarket collapsed. The next 48 hours will be “difficult”, warned the meteorological services. Some 60,000 residents of Australia’s largest city were told to evacuate their homes on Tuesday, ahead of flash flooding in many parts of the city, according to emergency services. >> READ ALSO – Tens of thousands of Australians asked to flee the floodsThe Manly dam, in the north of the city, began to overflow on Tuesday and 2,000 residents were asked to evacuate. In the riverside suburb of Georges Hall, vehicles were half-submerged and police had to rescue people trapped in their cars by the sudden rising waters. Rescue services were strained on Tuesday while torrential rains and violent t…
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