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February 11, 2019 - Phys.org

'Hundreds of thousands' of cattle feared dead after Australia floods

'Hundreds of thousands' of cattle feared dead after Australia floods
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Hundreds of thousands of cattle weakened from a severe drought are feared to have died in record-breaking floods in northeastern Australia, authorities said Friday, as they stepped up efforts to feed surviving livestock.

Incessant rains over an almost two-week period have flooded swathes of Queensland state, with the full scale of the devastation on drought-hit cattle stations becoming clearer as floodwaters recede.

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