8 dead, 70 missing after Australian flash floods
An overturned car is seen in central Toowoomba, Australia, after a flash flood Monday.
January 10th, 2011
09:35 PM ET

8 dead, 70 missing after Australian flash floods

The number of people missing after flash floods swept cars off roads in the eastern Australian city of Toowoomba rose to more than 70 on Monday, with eight peple confirmed dead, police in the state of Queensland reported.

The latest flooding hit Toowoomba, about 125 kilometers (80 miles) west of the state capital Brisbane and considerably south of other areas hit by recent floods. The Queensland Police Service ?confirmed that 72 people are now missing in the areas of Toowomba and Lockyer Creek, and Chantelle Rule-Murphy, spokesperson for Emergency Management Queensland, said eight people have now been confirmed dead.

Toowoomba is the biggest inland city in Queensland, a region that was already reeling from one of the worst floods in its history. Authorities there are conducting several search-and-rescue operations, and Australia's military has committed four helicopters to those efforts, Rule-Murphy said.

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soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. RUFFNUTT

    SAD

    January 10, 2011 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. worc

    What is going on here?

    January 10, 2011 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. RUFFNUTT

    god flshed the toilet on them.

    January 10, 2011 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. 2100

    Well – the 8 are dead now...... That sucks .....

    January 10, 2011 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. bambam

    So the other 72 must have went down under

    January 10, 2011 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. LOW LYF

    HEY RUFFNUTT I GOT THOSE MAG WHEELS FOR YOUR 82 CAMARO YOU GOT THAT WEED

    January 11, 2011 at 3:39 am | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Well...

    @Ruffnut,that is not funny if it's joke.

    January 11, 2011 at 7:59 am | Report abuse | Reply
  8. RUFFNUTT

    @well who else made it rain?

    @lowlyf they're 15×10 in the back right? cause i'm putting truck tires on the back so when i go farming they really farm good.

    January 11, 2011 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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