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2 patients drown as van swept into floodwaters

 

September 20, 2018



COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — As South Carolina rivers overflowed from Florence's torrential rain, deputies taking two women to a mental health facility drove into floodwaters that swamped their van and trapped the women inside, officials said Wednesday.

The two deputies worked to free the women, who were being transported Tuesday night as part of a court order, but were not able to save them from the back of the van, Horry County Sheriff Phillip Thompson told reporters.

"I'm not sure if it was the way the van was positioned, against a guardrail, or if it was pressure from the water, but unfortun...



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