Officials say 1,200 properties flooded in Australian east coast city of Bundaberg

Published January 27, 2013

| Associated Press

Officials say around 1,200 properties are flooded in the Australian east coast city of Bundaberg as rescuers struggle to reach dozens of people trapped on roof tops. There are no reports of injuries.

Deputy Mayor David Batt told Australian Broadcasting Corp. radio on Monday that hundreds of people need to be evacuated from their homes.

Queensland state Premier Campbell Newman says emergency crews are trying to rescue 30 people trapped on roofs in Bundaberg.

Bundaberg, which has a population of 98,000, is 385 kilometers (240 miles) north of the state capital Brisbane.

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