Five people, including a five-year-old boy, died after their cars were swept away in a flash flood that hit northeastern Australia.
3 men & 1 lady have lost their lives & one cherished little boy of 5 years of age has also lost his life. #bigwet— Jo-Ann Miller (@JoAnnMillerMP) 2 мая 2015
The three separate incidents took place in the urban centers of Burpengary and Caboolture, located approximately 25 miles from Brisbane, the capital of Queensland.
Annastacia Palaszczuk, the premier of Queensland, asked those living in the areas affected by what she described as "extraordinary weather event" to "stay indoors in the safety of your home and off our roads."