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Hundreds of thousands of cows drown in Northern Australia

ADAM FORREST: ‘Hundreds of thousands of cows are believed to have died in floods in northern Australia after the state of Queensland was hit by record rainfall. A torrential downpour that lashed the coastal city of Townsville on Saturday and Sunday swept inland and flooded grazing land across the region this week. The floodwaters are estimated to have killed up to 300,000 cattle…

Pictures posted on social media showed scores of cows trapped on patches of high ground surrounded by water, or lying dead in the mud… Annastacia Palaszczu, the Premier of Queensland told Australia’s ABC News she had witnessed a “sea of dead cattle” when she toured one part of the flooded region. “To see the cattle spread across these yards not moving, it made you feel sick in the stomach,” she said’. SOURCE…

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