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Woman, child found dead after flood sweeps vehicles away

October 15, 2021 GMT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The bodies of a woman and a young girl were found after a flash flood from the remnants of Hurricane Pamela swept their vehicles from a road early Thursday in San Antonio.

The occupants of the two vehicles swept into Martinez Creek about 6:30 a.m. on the city’s eastern fringe were members of the same extended family, said Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar.

One vehicle was driven by a man with two boys and the 5-year-old girl as passengers, while the 52-year-old woman was driving two boys. All were en route to Tradition Elementary School when their vehicles were swept away.

The man and the four boys were rescued.

The heavy overnight rains from Pamela’s remnants deluged San Antonio, which is prone to flash flooding. Pamela made landfall on Mexico’s Pacific coast early Wednesday and moved inland into central Texas and southeastern Oklahoma.

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This story was first published on Oct. 14, 2021. It was updated on Oct. 15, 2021, to correct the approximate time Thursday that the vehicles were swept into the creek to 6:30 a.m., not 6:30 p.m.