Six-year-old girl missing after violent storm in Switzerland

epa04789458 Storm damge in Dierikon LU, Switzerland, on 08 June 2015 after bad weather hiy the area. A 32 year old womand and her five year old daughter drownedin the floods that accompanied the storms on the evening of 07 June 2015. EPA/URS FLUEELER

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A six-year-old girl is among the two persons who are missing after their car was swept away by a torrent of mud triggered by a flash flood in southwestern Switzerland.

The violent storm and mudslide on Sunday night caused the Losentze river to overflow, carrying with it two vehicles, including one that was empty and later found wrecked.

It was not clear whether the 37-year-old man and girl are father and daughter

Authorities also closed roads near the Alpine town of Chamoson and a funicular linking Sierre with the resort of Crans-Montana due to hazards.

Via Reuters

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