Six tourists rescued from Australia floods
Six tourists narrowly escaped from a massive flood that devastated Australia�s Northern Territory, as per latest media reports
Six tourists narrowly escaped from a massive flood that devastated Australia’s Northern Territory, as per latest media reports.
Four tourists were evacuated from the site by a rescue helicopter on Tuesday and a couple was spotted by police and later airlifted on Wednesday, said BBC quoting local officials. All the six tourists were stuck in the floods after visiting the aborigines of Kiwirrkurra in Western Australia, said officials, who began rescue operations on Tuesday to save the tourists.
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“NT Police and Emergency Services are glad to report that the search team has located the last two missing people. Both are currently at the Kintore clinic receiving medical treatment,” said police later, who described the ferocity of the storm as ‘once in a 50-year storm’.
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Police cautioned tourists from venturing into the region, and said, "Many roads in the area remain impassable and police urge people to obey all signage regarding closed roads and to exercise extreme caution. If possible, please delay any travel in areas affected by floods."
Uluru National Park, a major tourist attraction in the region was badly affected by the storm , which meteorologists described as unprecedented. The rain storm hit the arid region badly and caused massive floods that put a halt on vehicle movements.
Officials said, rain created small streams and waterfalls in the region, popularly known as Ayers Rock, regarded as sacred by Australia’s aboriginal people.The rock is frequented by tourists from across the world , a site sacred to indigenous people at the heart of a famous Northern Territory national park.