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Hope fades for man, girl missing in Switzerland flash flood

Published:Monday | August 12, 2019 | 9:54 AM
A view of the damage on the banks of the Losentse river on Monday, August 12, 2019, in Chamoson, canton Valais, Switzerland. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)

GENEVA (AP) — Authorities in Switzerland are searching for a man and a girl missing since Sunday after their car was swept away by a flash flood caused by heavy rain in the Swiss Alps.

Police in the southern canton (state) of Valais said Monday they have little hope of finding the 37-year-old man and the 6-year-old girl alive.

More than 70 rescuers including a helicopter crew searched for them through the night.

Videos posted online showed a wave of water, mud and debris crashing down the Losentze River near the village of Chamoson.

Authorities say a second car that was also swept away has been found, but nobody was inside that vehicle.

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