New Zealand floods: drone footage shows derailed train and landslides
Heavy rainfall continues to batter New Zealand’s North Island, causing landslides, flash floods and knocking out roads, with the death toll rising to four after a person who had been missing was confirmed dead.
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Battered by rain since Friday, Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city of 1.6 million people, remained under a state of emergency on Sunday. The nation’s weather forecaster, MetService, warned of more severe weather on Sunday and Monday for the North Island. Intense rainfall could also cause surface and flash flooding, it said.
The focus of the emergency has since moved south, with Waitomo District – located about 220km (137 miles) from Auckland – declaring a state of emergency late on Saturday.
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