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Kentucky floods kill at least 26, number to keep rising, governor says

News 08:33 01 Aug, 2022

Four children were confirmed dead as of Saturday

Kentucky floods kill at least 26, number to keep rising, governor says

At least 26 people, including children, have died in floods unleashed by torrential rains in eastern Kentucky, and more fatalities are predicted with authorities expecting to continue finding bodies for weeks, Qazet.az reports according to Governor Andy Beshear.

"There is widespread damage with many families displaced and more rain expected throughout the next day," the governor wrote on Twitter on Sunday.

"I know of several additional bodies, and we know it's going to grow," the governor told NBC News. "We are going to be finding bodies for weeks."

Four children were confirmed dead as of Saturday, and the governor told NBC News he feared that number would go up at least by two on Sunday. The governor said that bodies will keep turning up as responders reach more remote areas.