Saturday, 12 June 2010

US flood tragedy death toll rises

At least 16 people were killed when floodwater tore through a campsite in Arkansas, US officials have said.

The flood also washed away records of who was there, making the daunting search for dozens missing in heavily wooded forest even more difficult as anguished families waited for word of their loved ones.

Rescue crews planned to resume their search this morning in the Ouachita National Forest, where heavy rain caused the normally quiet Caddo and Little Missouri rivers to burst their banks. The search was expected to take several more days - and perhaps even weeks.

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1 comments:

Amusing Bunni 14 June 2010 19:26  

This was such a sorry and sad event.
Watching interviews on NBC, survivors said they got out in time within 1 1/2 minutes of the rivers rising in the middle of the night.
My prayers are with the families and the departed.

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