Aus­tralia storm kills three

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Three peo­ple drowned in flood­wa­ters from a strong storm that pounded Aus­tralia’s east coast over the week­end, with drench­ing rains and huge ocean swells forc­ing some coastal res­i­dents to flee their homes and send­ing a swim­ming pool (above) crash­ing into the sea. The body of a 65-year-old man was found in a car on Mon­day in a creek near the town of Bowral, about 120 kilo­me­tres south of Syd­ney, while the body of an­other man was found in a truck washed away by flood­wa­ters in the south­west Syd­ney sub­urb of Lep­ping­ton, New South Wales state po­lice said. In the na­tion’s cap­i­tal, Can­berra, a 37-year-old man died af­ter pow­er­ful flood­wa­ters flipped his truck over and swept it away. The storm knocked out power to more than 85,000 homes and busi­nesses and nearly 300 peo­ple needed to be res­cued across New South Wales, the state emer­gency ser­vices agency said. Many had at­tempted to drive or walk across flooded roads.

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