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Last Updated: Monday January 10 2011 19:25 GMT

More flooding hits Australia

Flash flooding in Queensland

Heavy rain has caused more flooding in the Australian state of Queensland.

Water has swamped the city of Toowoomba, turning roads into rivers, sweeping away cars and flowing through buildings.

Helicopters are being used to rescue people trapped in vehicles or on the roofs of their houses.

The floods have hit an area the size of Germany and France put together and in some places it's still only possible to get around by boat.

Storms began in November, causing the worst flooding in the state in decades. About 200,000 people have been affected across Queensland.