Bus passengers being rescued from floodwatersFriday 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.
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