Drowning: Death tolls climb and more floods are on the way

Independent: The suffering in the southern hemisphere grinds on. Torrential rain triggered fresh flood warnings in four Australian states yesterday just as the clean-up began in the Queensland capital, Brisbane. Meanwhile, 10 more people were reported dead in Sri Lanka's floods, and in Brazil the death toll from floods and mudslides is now rising inexorably towards, and possibly beyond, 600. Uncommonly heavy rainfall -- Sri Lanka's hardest-hit area, the eastern port of Batticaloa, has had more rain in the......

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