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Queensland survives Cyclone Yasi with no known deaths

Cyclone Yasi has battered the state of Queensland in north-eastern Australia, leaving a trail of destruction.

Worst hit were the coastal towns of Tully, Mission Beach and Cardwell, with hundreds of houses destroyed.

The cities of Cairns and Townsville were relatively unscathed but are being lashed by heavy rains; warnings of further storm surges have been issued.

Queensland Premier Anna Bligh said there had been no reports of deaths or serious injuries so far.

Nick Bryant reports.

  • 03 Feb 2011
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