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Recovery Minister warns floodwater death a ‘stark reminder’ of danger

Jim Wilson
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Deputy Premier and Flood Recovery Minister John Barilaro is warning those in affected areas to remain vigilant, after the disaster claimed its first life.

The body of a 25-year-old Pakistani national has been recovered from a car submerged in floodwater at Glenorie in Sydney’s north-west.

Police say at 6:25am today he called Triple Zero, but the operator lost contact at 7:04.

Mr Barilaro offered his condolences to the man’s loved ones.

“For the family of the individual, this is going to be news that’s going to rock … that family, their friends, and that community,” he told Jim Wilson.

“It is a stark reminder about how dangerous these floodwaters are.

“We often remind people never to try and cross, we’ve seen plenty of close calls, but this is a tragedy.”

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