Scores missing as ‘inland tsunami’ hits Australian town
“Three quarters of the state of Queensland has been declared a disaster zone after torrential rain threatened the worst flooding in the state capital in 37 years.
Ten people were confirmed dead in flash flooding Tuesday which swept through the town of Toowoomba, about 125 kilometers (80 miles) west of Brisbane, on Monday afternoon.
The wall of water came without warning, overturning cars and swamping homes. More than 24 hours later, 78 people remained missing.”