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The mayor of a north Queensland town at the epicentre of Cyclone Larry's destructive landfall has called for urgent assistance as the massive storm continues to pound the region. Innisfail Mayor Nail Clarke said his town suffered major damage this morning when Larry - one of the biggest tropical cyclones to hit the region - lashed the area with winds up to kmh.
Police are investigating after a truck driver and a Good Samaritan were both killed when they were hit by a truck near Innisfail on Thursday morning. Innisfail RCMP says that at about a. Police say that the initial crash happened when a northbound semi-trailer truck lost control, crossed the median and went into the ditch on the west side of the road.
Another driver pulled over and got out to assist the truck driver, who had gotten out of his cab. Police say another semi-trailer truck, heading southbound, ran over debris from the first crash.
It resulted in that driver losing control and crashing into the ditch, hitting the pair. The two victims, both residents of Calgary, were pronounced dead at the scene.
The southbound lanes of the highway were closed for several hours after the crash, but it has since been reopened. Park a good distance away and we are recommending [that you] call the police.
We have high visibility vests and lighted police cars that help ensure our safety but the public don't this equipment so you put yourself at extreme risk if you're stopping. K students return to classrooms.
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