May 22, 2018

Deaths after flash flood hits swimming hole in Arizona

Deaths after flash flood hits swimming hole in Arizona

At least nine people, including two children, have been killed by a flash flood at a national forest in the US state of Arizona.

More than 100 people were thought to have been at the Cold Springs Swimming Hole in Tonto National Forest when the flood struck on Saturday afternoon.

The group was from Phoenix and Flagstaff and the victims range in age from a 60-year-old woman to a two-year-old girl.

Water Wheel Fire and Medical District Fire Chief Ron Sattelmaier said the flood was sparked by a severe thunderstorm in a remote area that had been burned by a recent wildfire.

It is estimated that the water reached a height of 6ft. Read more

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