WORLD At least 26 die in Kentucky floods, more fatalities expected, governor says

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At least 26 die in Kentucky floods, more fatalities expected, governor says

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21:24, July 31, 2022

In this aerial image, the football field at Breathitt County High School on Saturday, July 30, 2022, is covered in mud after historic rains flooded many areas of Eastern Kentucky killing multiple people. (Photo: AP)

At least 26 people, including children, have died in floods unleashed by torrential rain in eastern Kentucky, and more fatalities are expected, the U.S. state's governor, Andy Beshear, said on Sunday.

"Our death toll has risen to 26 lost – and that number will increase. There is widespread damage with many families displaced and more rain expected throughout the next day," the governor wrote on Twitter early on Sunday.

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