Australia floods cause ‘catastrophic’ damage

Brisbane (Keydmedia International) - Australia's record floods are causing catastrophic damage to infrastructure of Queensland and have forced 75% of its coal mines, which fuel Asia's steel mills, to grind to a halt, the state's premier has said.
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The worst flooding in decades has affected an area the size of Germany and France, left towns virtual islands in a muddy inland sea, devastated crops, cut major rail and road links to coal ports, slashed exports and forced up world coal prices.