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Person found dead in Queensland floodwaters as wild weather smashes Australia’s east coast

A woman has died in floodwaters and another 10 people are missing as wild weather lashes Australia’s east coast.

The body of a woman aged in their 60s was found in submerged vehicle  in south-east Queensland on Wednesday morning after the region copped a 408mm overnight drenching.

The death sparked a desperate plea from Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk for everyone to take care on the roads.

‘This is indeed a tragedy,’ she told Parliament on Wednesday. 

‘Please, I can’t stress this enough, don’t take any risks.

This has the potential to be a significant rainfall event for southeast Queensland,’ she said.

‘In southeast Queensland some areas will also see a month’s worth of rain.’ 

Australia’s east coast is set to be lashed by up to 350mm of rain in six hours as two cyclones threaten to make…

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