Two people died as a result of floods caused by heavy rains on the north-eastern coast of Australia, and more than 3,000 people were evacuated.
Two 20-year-old men disappeared on Monday after the unsuccessful attempt to break the wine shop. At the same time, the police appealed to the public to help them in their search. On Tuesday, their bodies were found in the flooded area of Townsville, which is experiencing the strongest flood in the history of the country.
More than 3 thousand people have been evacuated from the flood area in Townsville, most of them are in state evacuation centers.
More than 8,500 people from flood-affected areas have appealed to Queensland’s authorities.
Additional police forces and military involved for the rescue of people in the area of flood. A strict ban on self-evacuation was announced for everyone left in Townsville and in the suburbs as water snakes and crocodiles appeared in the flood waters on the streets of the city. The streets of the cities are being patrolled by the forces of the police and the army.
It is also reported that the risk of large-scale floods in the region will continue throughout the week.