Unconfirmed reports of death in South Murwillumbah

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THERE ARE unconfirmed reports of a person found deceased in South Murwillumbah today, March 31, as floodwater continues to recede in the Tweed Valley but is still inundating the Tweed Coast.

It should be noted that Tweed Police are yet to confirm specifics around the death as limited access to regions and rescue operations are leading to a lack of resourcing.

A media briefing is expected to take place this afternoon and once more information is known about the deceased, including whether the person died as a result of the floods or in fact died from another cause, will be revealed.

The death follows widespread destruction of South Murwillumbah with many homes flooded and families taking refuge at Sacred Heart Church in the Murwillumbah CBD or evacuating to the nearby railway station.

Meanwhile, clean-up operations are taking place across the Tweed Valley as areas including Banora Point and Chinderah continue to experience rising waters.