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Queensland floods: Woman gives birth on oval in middle of flood, Gympie threatened by Mary River

A Queensland city is under threat as a swelling river threatens to break its banks amid flooding rains that have already inundated several towns in the state – and caused a woman to give birth on a sports field.

The Mary River at Gympie is expected to reach a peak of 15 metres on Saturday afternoon, while the nearby Bruce Highway was closed on Saturday morning. 

The Bureau of Meteorology has warned heavy rainfall will continue to fall over Gympie, Maroochydore, and Bundaberg throughout Saturday, though conditions are expected to ease over Brisbane and Gladstone.

Low lying townships in Queensland like those on the floor of the Lockyer Valley including Grantham (pictured) and Laidley will continue to experience flooding rains over the weekend

Low lying townships in Queensland like those on the floor of the Lockyer Valley including Grantham (pictured) and Laidley will continue to experience flooding rains over the weekend

Pictured: A bridge over the Mary River near Gympie is just metres away from going under

Pictured: A bridge over the Mary River near Gympie is just metres away from going under

Pictured: A bridge over the…


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