Cyclone Marcia leaves trail of destruction in Queensland
A trail of destruction has left thousands facing a grueling clean-up effort to repair shattered properties after two powerful cyclones ripped through Queensland and the Northern Territory in Australia on Friday.
While there were no reports of deaths, 550 homes were destroyed and 60,000 homes were left without power in several coastal towns.
Apart from all the damage, there have been additional losses with tourist sites, such as beaches, being closed and several flights being canceled and delayed along the coastal belt.
There are around 50,000 Chinese nationals travelling in Queensland during the Lunar New Year holidays, and many have had to change their plans due to the severe storms.
In fact, 15 Chinese tourists, including four children, were reportedly trapped in a town near Brisbane amid the flooding. Fortunately, they are reportedly safe and are waiting to be transferred to their next stop.
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