A young boy has drowned in a stormwater drain in northern New South Wales.
The three-year-old went missing close to his home in Gwydir Street, Bingara about 12.30pm (AEDT) on Saturday, police said.
Emergency services were contacted and the boy was found in a nearby stormwater drain about 1pm and pronounced dead a short time later.
The region has been affected by significant flooding over the past 24 hours, with ten people rescued after becoming trapped in cars.
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Up to 450 people in rural properties around Moree and southwest of Coffs Harbour have been cut off by floodwaters.
Police urged people not to drive, ride or walk through floodwater.