Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Floodwater Swamps City

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Floodwater Swamps City

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THE death toll from Queensland's flood crisis has climbed to 12 and is almost certain to rise as teams continue to search trees, creeks and cars for bodies.

The bodies of two men were discovered in the Lockyer Valley yesterday afternoon, one at a home at Grantham and another in a creek at Lyons Bridge.

There are 51people missing and that number was expected to fluctuate as the crisis unfolded, Premier Anna Bligh said.

aIt's tragic news that we've had another two deaths ... I don't believe that's the end of that kind of news,a Ms Bligh told reporters.

aTo the families of the two men whose bodies were found this afternoon the thoughts of all Queenslanders are with you.a

Deputy Police Commissioner Ian Stewart said recovery teams were searching buildings acompletely destroyeda by floodwaters, and combing trees, creeks and cars for bodies.

Elsewhere in southern Queensland, Chinchilla was bracing for a worse flood than that experienced two weeks ago, with residents now evacuating from homes they had only just moved back into. …

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