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6 dead in flash flooding on Utah-Arizona border

Posted: 8:17 PM, Sep 15, 2015
Updated: 2015-09-15 20:17:57-04

Authorities say six people are dead and seven others missing after a flash flood ripped through a town on the Utah-Arizona border Monday night.

The Utah Division of Emergency Management says in a Facebook post that heavy rains caused the flash flooding at about 5 p.m. Monday in Hildale, Utah. A large wave of water smashed two vehicles full of people, washing the cars and occupants downstream.

Utah officials say they've confirmed six people are dead. They say seven others are missing. Three survivors have been found.

Hildale and its sister city of Colorado City, Arizona, are the home base of a polygamous sect run by Warren Jeffs. The towns are about 315 miles south of Salt Lake City.

 

 
 

 

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