A record amount of rain fell in New Zealand's largest city.

The downpour in Auckland has left three people dead and one person missing, the Associated Press reported, citing Prime Minister Chris Hipkins.

Yesterday, the city of about 1.6 million people set a record for the highest amount of rainfall.

In some places, more than 15 centimeters fell in just three hours.

The bodies of two men were found in flooded areas.

A third man is being sought after being swept away by rising waters, and another person is missing after a landslide engulfed a house, police said.

Hipkins said afterward that three people had already been confirmed dead, without elaborating.

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The downpour caused a number of problems in Auckland.

126 people trapped in houses and cars were rescued.

Roads were closed and many people were without power.

The power supply to about 3,500 houses has not yet been restored.

Hundreds of people spent the night stranded at Auckland Airport.

All flights were canceled and part of the terminal was flooded.

Two concerts from Sir Elton John's farewell tour, scheduled to take place at Auckland Stadium yesterday and today, have been canceled due to bad weather.

New Zealand authorities have declared a state of emergency in the area of ​​the country's most populous city.

The new prime minister, who took office just three days ago after her predecessor Jacinda Ardern resigned last week, flew to Auckland on a military plane to survey the damage.

This is an unprecedented event in recent times, said Hipkins, quoted by BTA.

He said a major clean-up was ahead and advised people to stay home if possible.

The improvement in the weather may be short-lived as more heavy rain is forecast, New Zealand's prime minister has warned.

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