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12 dead in Utah floods are mostly children

Posted: 7:29 AM, Sep 16, 2015
Updated: 2015-09-16 11:29:29Z
12 dead in Utah floods are mostly children

Twelve people are dead following flash floods that struck near the Utah-Arizona border.

As of Tuesday evening, one person was missing, according to CNN. The floods occurred in less than one hour, witnesses said. The sun shined immediately after.

Most of those killed were children, according to reports. The youngest who died was 4 years old.

Floodwaters poured down a canyon into the community, where residents are mostly members of the Fundamentalist Church of Christ of Latter Day Saints — the Warren Jeffs polygamist sect.