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Arkansas flash floods hit campsites and leave 20 dead

Date : 11th June 2010, Source : BBC Link to News Story

At least 20 people have died in the US state of Arkansas after flash floods hit campsites in a mountainous national park, state governor Mike Beebe says. A rescue operation has been launched and emergency workers say more than three dozen people are unaccounted for. Two helicopters are taking part in the search, in a remote, mountainous area in the state's south-west. The search operation is focused on campsites along the Little Missouri and Caddo rivers. The remains of destroyed tents and damaged log cabins lined the banks of the swollen rivers on Friday. A river gauge at Langley, just south of Albert Pike in the Ouachita National Forest, showed the water rose 8ft (2.4m) in one hour, according to the US Geological Survey. The National Weather Service said 7.6in (19.3cm) of rain had fallen overnight.

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