Man dies in NSW del­uge

Townsville Bulletin - - News -

A MAN died as sav­age thun­der­storms lashed the Illawarra in New South Wales, yes­ter­day, swamp­ing sub­urbs and wreak­ing havoc with road and rail net­works. The State Emer­gency Ser­vice said it had re­ceived al­most 600 calls for help. Spokesman Phil Camp­bell said there had been 35 flood res­cues, in­clud­ing 16 chil­dren and their car­ers saved from a preschool south of Wol­lon­gong. The storm vic­tim’s body was found at War­illa. It is be­lieved the man, in his 40s, had drowned. About 200mm of rain fell across the re­gion yes­ter­day.

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