10 Dec 2010

Rain continues to lash Australian states

10:24 pm on 10 December 2010

Many parts of Australia remains under water as heavy rain continues to lash rural areas, forcing more evacuations on Friday.

Four people have died in the worst flooding in decades, and millions of dollars worth of crops damaged, AAP reports.

Forty-eight disaster areas have been declared in Queensland and New South Wales.

South Australia has also been affected, and in the latest evacuations 60 people have been forced from their homes in Victoria's north-east.

New South Wales and Queensland, including the city of Rockhampton, face more flooding.