Australia: Eight killed and 72 missing after raging torrents rush through Queensland

Associated Press: At least eight people were killed and 72 missing after the latest downpour to hit Australia's flood-wracked Queensland state sent raging torrents rushing through several towns, washing away cars and houses, officials said last night. Emergency services plucked more than 40 people from houses isolated by the torrent that hit the Lockyer Valley with little warning yesterday, but thunderstorms and driving rain were keeping helicopters from reaching an unknown number of other people still in danger......

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