Texas Floods Overturn Military Vehicle, At Least 5 US Soldiers Killed

The Army vehicle, reportedly carrying 12 soldiers, fell into a swift-moving creek in Fort Hood, Texas, and got swept away in flooding.

Rescue workers are diligently searching for the remaining four U.S. soldiers who went missing after their light medium tactical military carrier overturned at a low-water creek in Fort Hood, Texas. The incident occurred at the flooded Owl Creek at the Central Texas Army base.

Amid the torrential rainfall and heavy flooding, the officials were able to save three soldiers. They also recovered five bodies downstream from the vehicle. Four are yet to be found.

The missing soldiers belong to the 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, according to the officials.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the soldiers, their families and the Fort Hood community,” said Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. He has also declared a state of disaster across 31 counties, as more rain is expected to fall in coming days.

These are the worst floodings Texas has seen in more than 100 years, killing over 16 people in past two weeks, the National Weather Service said in a statement.

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