Three children swept away by flood waters in Arizona

GCSO: 3 children missing after flooding in Tonto Basin area

GCSO: 3 children missing after flooding in Tonto Basin area

Two of three missing children were found dead Saturday in the USA state of Arizona after floodwater swept away a vehicle they were in, and a search is ongoing, us media reported.

The youngsters have been reported lacking late Friday afternoon after a auto received caught in Tonto Creek close to Tonto Basin, northeast of Phoenix, the Gila County Sheriff's Workplace mentioned in a press release.

The sheriff's office said one of the tots found Saturday was the child of the man and woman in the auto, while the other dead child was a niece.

Officials previously said two adults and four children were rescued Friday.

Three children in Arizona are missing after floodwater swept up their vehicle in central Arizona.

The children were reported missing late Friday afternoon after a vehicle got stuck in Tonto Creek near Tonto Basin, northeast of Phoenix, the Gila County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.

"We hope we find the last one and bring her to safety", he added.

Two of these kids, a boy and a girl, every about 5 years old, had been stumbled on boring on Saturday about three miles downstream from the set up the automobile turned submerged, said Virgil Dodd, a sheriff spokesman. "We have no information as to why they were trying to cross the creek", the spokesman said. One of the adults and the children were later rescued from an island in the creek, and the second adult was able to make it to the creek bank.

It was not immediately known why the group tried to cross the creek.

Crews in helicopters were searching for the missing children Friday night, CNN reported.

30, 2019, photo shows the road closed near Bar X road and Tonto Creek after a vehicle was washed by flood waters in Tonto Basin, Ariz.

Arizona has been hit with powerful storms this weekend.

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