Twenty three lives have now been lost in floods across south-east Queensland, northern NSW and Sydney.

A man has died in floodwaters in western New South Wales after he left his car and got sucked into a concrete pipe.

Police were called to Minindee Road 35km east of Broken Hill around 10:30pm last night following reports of a vehicle in floodwaters.

Police have been told a 56-year-old man drove into the floodwater and exited his Toyota Landcruiser ute, and was sucked into the pipe.

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He got stuck there due to the force of the water, police said.

The mans body was found with the assistance of the State Emergency Services and Barrier Police District.

“A crime scene was established and an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident,” police said.

“A report will now be prepared for the information of the Coroner.”

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The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) said 26mm of rain fell in 30 minutes at Broken Hill yesterday.

The area was hit with “periods of torrential rain” as thunderstorms rolled through.

Twenty three lives have now been lost in floods across south-east Queensland, northern NSW and Sydney.

Several flood warnings are still in effect for NSW. These include:

Final Flood Warning for the Hawkesbury River,Final Flood Warning for the Lachlan River,Minor to Moderate Flood Warning for the Culgoa, Birrie, Bokhara, and Narran Rivers,Final Flood Warning for the Paroo River (NSW),Minor to Moderate Flood Warning for the Barwon River,Final Flood Warning for the lower Weir and lower Macintyre Rivers. …Read More

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