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Three killed, dozens rescued in Australia floods

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Floodwaters race across the Oxenford - Tamborine road on Australia's Gold Coast on Jan. 28, 2013 as severe floods swept through two states.

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Residents inspect their flooded home in Bundaberg, Queensland, on Jan. 28, 2013. At least 1,200 Bundaberg properties are already flooded, and there are fears the number could reach 2,000.

Dramatic video from a helmet camera shows a baby and two women being airlifted out of a truck in Eastern Australia after flood waters washed the vehicle off the road. NBC's Lester Holt reports.

Three people were reported to have been killed and dozens more were plucked from roofs and marooned cars in dramatic air rescues in northeastern Australia on Monday as severe floods swept through two states, inundating thousands of homes.  

The heavy rain was caused by the remnants of a tropical cyclone that hit the country last week and also brought severe weather including tornadoes.

-- Agence France-Presse, The Associated Press

 

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A man being winched to safety by helicopter in Biloela, Queenland, on Jan. 27, 2013.

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Evan Roberts surveys the remains of a neighbour's gazebo blown onto his damaged home in Bargara, Queensland on Jan. 27, 2013. A large weather system courtesy of ex tropical cyclone Oswald is causing flooding down Queensland's coast and into northern New South Wales.

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Children playing in sea foam at Burleigh Heads in Queensland on Jan. 28, 2013.