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Waters receding in Brisbane

01-15-2011 13:12 BJT

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Australia has begun to tally the multi-billion dollar toll of the floods that inundated parts of the northeast and swamped the country's third-largest city, Brisbane.

The floodwaters that swamped entire neighborhoods in Brisbane were receding on Saturday, leaving behind a thick layer of putrid sludge that covered streets and thousands of houses. Aerial images showed rubbish piled along residential streets and places of business.

The Brisbane River was littered with debris. More than 30,000 homes and businesses were flooded with muddy water and officials warned some residents their homes were so badly damaged, they'd need to be destroyed.

Weeks of relentless rains and flooding across Australia's northeast have left 26 people dead, and 53 missing.

 

 

 

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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