August 14, 2022

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Heavy rains in New Zealand have killed at least four people

Heavy rains and storms hit the northern island of New Zealand, killing at least four people and causing havoc in the country’s largest city, Auckland.

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New Zealand police say four people have been killed after a fishing boat sank due to strong waves caused by inclement weather.

Police say the bodies have been recovered from the sinking of a fishing boat on Sunday night, leaving one missing and five others stranded at sea.



Police said two Air Force planes and a Navy ship were involved in the search and rescue operation for the missing person.

The storm moved south and hit the city of Auckland with heavy rain on Monday morning, closing roads, closing schools and shutting down ferry services.



The meteorological service pointed out that the arrival of six storms in the south, with torrential downpours and damaging winds, was expected in the afternoon, for which residents were advised to stay in their homes.

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