Australia battles floods in two states

CANBERRA. January 29. KAZINFORM Australia is battling flooding in two states, as rescue teams worked to evacuate people from inundated areas.

In Queensland, more than 1,000 people were plucked to safety in the city of Bundaberg as the Burnett River burst its banks, flooding 2,000 homes.

In New South Wales there are concerns that the Clarence River, at a record high, could flood the city of Grafton.

Tropical Cyclone Oswald, which triggered the flooding, is now heading out to sea south of Sydney, BBC informed.

Four people are now known to have died in the severe weather, after a toddler who was hit by a falling tree in Brisbane died on Monday.

It comes two years after severe flooding in southern Queensland, including in the state capital Brisbane, that left 35 people dead and tens of thousands of homes flooded.

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