Two dead farm workers have been found in a flooded creek, one
still inside his car, raising Queensland's flood toll to six.
The men, both Asian, were reported missing four days ago when
they didn't arrive at work.
Fears intensified when a car was discovered submerged at
Sandy Creek near Gatton on Tuesday.
Police and SES volunteers found another car on Wednesday
morning and the body of a 34-year-old man inside.
By the afternoon, the body of his colleague, a 25-year-old
man, was found 100 metres away.
Both were swept off the road by rising floodwaters on Sunday
Six people have now died since southern Queensland was hit by
severe wet weather from ex-cyclone Oswald on Sunday.
The three-year-old son of two doctors died when a tree fell
on him and his pregnant mother while they were looking at
flooded areas in the Brisbane suburb of Gordon Park.
His mother, Dr Zara Weedon, remains in a critical condition
in the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital.
Australian Medical Association Queensland president Alex
Markwell has told the Brisbane Times that Dr Weedon and
husband Dr Andrew Burke have the sympathy of the entire
"Dr Weedon and her husband Dr Andrew Burke are well respected
and popular members of the medical fraternity and this tragic
accident has left us all in great sadness and shock," he
The other three flood victims were all men who died in
floodwaters - one south of Brisbane, one at Burnett Heads
near Bundaberg and the other near Gympie.
More than 200 soldiers have reached Bundaberg where about
2000 homes were flooded, many up to their rooftops.
The floodwaters are slowly dropping but with so much water
coming down the Burnett River it's expected to be some time
before about 7500 residents can return home.
About 1200 people remain in official evacuation centres, with
thousands of others staying with family and friends.
Defence Minister Stephen Smith says defence force personnel
will stay in Bundaberg for as long as they are needed.
About 40,000 homes and businesses across southeast Queensland
still have no power.
And Brisbane residents have been told to limit water use
after flooding forced the shutdown of the city's main
The Mount Crosby plant is now operating but residents are
still being warned to conserve water.
Water coming into the plant at Mt Crosby had four times more
mud in it than during the 2011 flood, authorities said.
Meanwhile, floodwaters are dropping slowly in Logan, south of
Logan Mayor Pam Parker says eight homes in Logan Reserve have
had water through them, 7500 are without power, and about 200
residents in the suburb of Buccan are isolated.
A large body of water is heading towards the central
Queensland city of Rockhampton with residents preparing for
flood peaks to hit this weekend.