Torrential rains flood Texas, US soldiers killed

A rider with scales sits upon a black horse. This depiction is represenative of a scarcity of food and famine.

Flood rescue worker

DW – June 3, 2016

At least 12 people, including nine US Army soldiers, have died amid widespread flooding in eastern Texas. With more heavy rains on the way, weather forecasters are predicting yet more flooding

Five soldiers were killed on Thursday when their truck overturned in a flooded creek in Fort Hood. Commanders had been closing down roads across a sprawling army post when the accident happened.

Four soldiers were missing from the truck; search teams found their bodies on Friday, bringing the death toll to nine in the Fort Hood incident. Three soldiers survived the incident and were taken to hospital.