Weather Second Qld woman found dead in floodwaters

Second Qld woman found dead in floodwaters

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The woman died after the car she was in was swept away by floodwaters. Photo: Twitter
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A woman has died after apparently getting trapped in a car that became submerged in floodwaters north of Brisbane.

But the driver managed to escape and survived.

Queensland Police are investigating the circumstances leading to the death of the woman, 44, at Aspley, 13 kilometres north of Brisbane.

Emergency services were called after the car was swept into a creek near Lucan Avenue by fast-moving floodwaters at about 8pm on Thursday.

The driver of the vehicle, a 52-year-old Geebung man, was found alive a short time later.

A search for the woman ensued before the car was recovered from the water around 11.15pm.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The tragedy came after a 75-year-old woman from Taringa died when her car became submerged in floodwaters in West Brisbane as a severe storm cell lashed Queensland’s south-east.

The car was swept off a street and into a nearby creek in Pullenvale as a result of moving floodwaters about 4.40pm on Wednesday.

The state could expect more flooding with persistent rain leaving many parts of Queensland waterlogged, Deputy Premer Steven Miles said on Thursday.

“Every Queensland life lost is tragic, and tragic for the family involved,” he said.

“It won’t take a lot of rain to see flooding and we just say over and over again, if it’s flooded, forget it. It’s not worth it.”