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Bus passengers being rescued from floodwaters

Friday May 10, 2013 - 17:50 EST

A rescue is underway in far north Queensland after a bus became stuck in floodwaters.

Emergency services are trying to use a police troop carrier to ferry the 17 people on board to safety.

The bus became stranded at Garradunga, north of Innisfail.

Dinner Creek Road is closed.


- ABC

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