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Queensland floods predicted to worsen

Deadly floods have left the Australian state of Queensland facing a massive rebuilding task as cars were tossed around like toys and entire towns were swamped with water.

In two weeks, coal and farming industries have also been virtually closed down with 200,000 people affected by the disaster as homes were overcome with water.

In some areas of Brisbane - the third-largest city in Australia - residents have been urged to move to higher ground as floodwater from Toowoomba made its way towards the east coast.

With tropical downpours covering an area the size of France and Germany combined, emergency services have been working hard to pluck people from houses as a wall of water moved through some towns.

At least nine people have died in the state, with scores more missing.

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