Oz flood toll rises to 8, 72 missing

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Melbourne, Jan 11: A recent report from the Queensland police has confirmed eight people dead and 72 people are missing, after flash floods swept cars off the roads.

According to the police officials, 72 people are missing in the areas of Toowoomba and Lockyer Creek. Spokesperson for Emergency Management Queensland Chantelle Rule-Murphy said, “eight people have now been confirmed dead."

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“Authorities there are conducting several search and rescue operations, and Australia's military has committed four helicopters to those efforts," Rule-Murphy said.

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