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Four dead, dramatic rooftop rescues in Australia floods

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Helicopters plucked dozens of stranded Australians to safety in dramatic rooftop rescues Monday as severe floods swept the northeast, killing four people and inundating thousands of homes. 

Floodwaters race across the Oxenford - Tamborine road on Australia's Gold Coast on January 28, 2013. Helicopters have plucked dozens of stranded Australians to safety in dramatic rooftop rescues as severe floods swept the northeast, killing four people and inundating thousands of homes.

The body of one man carried off by rising waters was found in the Queensland state capital Brisbane and another further north at Gympie, following the earlier discovery of an elderly man who died near the city of Bundaberg.

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