Flash flood kills sis­ters

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UTAH: Two sis­ters aged seven and three died in flash flood­ing that sent tor­rents of wa­ter into a nar­row canyon in the Utah desert, au­thor­i­ties said.

At least 21 other peo­ple es­caped the flood­ing on Mon­day af­ter­noon in Lit­tle Wild­horse Canyon, where the curv­ing sand­stone walls are so nar­row at points that hik­ers must turn side­ways to walk through.

The girls were hik­ing with their fa­ther and mother when the storm hit. The fa­ther found his el­dest daugh­ter’s body be­fore au­thor­i­ties were called to the scene. The other girl’s body was found on Tues­day.

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