Flooding death toll rises
A three-year-old boy has died in hospital, taking the total number of people killed by Queensland’s flood disaster to four.
The young boy and a 34-year-old woman suffered head injuries when a tree fell on them at Gordon Park, in Brisbane’s north, on Monday morning.
Shortly before 10pm, Queensland police released a statement saying he had died in Royal Brisbane Hospital.
Initial information suggests that the woman and three-year-old boy were standing on Kedron Brook bikeway when they were struck by the tree about 8.30am.
They were both taken to hospital in a critical condition.
Police will prepare a report for the coroner.
In other incidents, a motorcyclist’s body was pulled from the Oxley Creek, south of Brisbane, on Monday.
He was seen being swept from his bike at Greenbank at Logan late on Sunday night.
An 81-year-old man’s body was also pulled from the water near Bundaberg and a 27-year-old man died when he tried to cross a flooded creek near Gympie.