Australia floods leave hundreds stranded in Bundaberg
Helicopter rescue crews are trying to reach hundreds of people trapped by rising floodwaters in Bundaberg in the Australian state of Queensland.
Many people are trapped on roofs, but there are fears homes could be washed away by fast-moving waters after the Burnett River burst its banks.
Three people have already died in the Queensland flooding, after a cyclone brought heavy rain.
Australian PM Julia Gillard offered her condolences to the families of victims.
Ms Gillard was speaking in Gipsland, Victoria, where she was visiting people afflicted by the recent wildfires.