Ten people, including nine minors, died in a road accident caused by storms in Alabama, USA, reported authorities.
The incident occurred Saturday as vehicles tried to pass through flooded roads, Butler County Coroner Wayne Garlock said. Other people were injured, County Sheriff Danny Bond said.
The incident occurred amid dangerous flooding in southern areas of USA, especially Alabama, caused by tropical depression Claudette.
Heavy rains caused flooding on Saturday and Sunday in the Birmingham and Tuscaloosa areas.
More than 20 people were rescued by boat in Northport, Alabama, according to WVUA-TV. Red Cross volunteers were ready to help those affected, the Tuscaloosa County Emergency Management Agency said on Twitter.
Authorities in Birmingham were looking for a man who could have been swept away, Fire and Rescue Service Captain Bryan Harrell told the media.
Water in Villake Creek in nearby Ensley rose by 4 meters, above the flood threshold, the Birmingham Weather Service delegation tweeted.
The situation evolved rapidly as Claudette He was beginning to punish parts of Georgia and the Carolines first thing in the morning on Sunday.
The system was 135 kilometers south southwest of Atlanta, with sustained winds of 45 kilometers per hour. It was moving east-northeast at 20 kilometers per hour, according to a report Sunday morning from the National Hurricane Center of USA.
There was a tropical storm watch in North Carolina from Little River Inlet to the Outer Banks town. A tropical storm watch was issued between South Santee River, South Carolina, and Little River Inlet.
It was expected that Claudette It will cross the Atlantic Ocean on Monday and regain strength from a tropical storm over North Carolina.
Claudette it was declared organized enough to be called a tropical storm Saturday morning after its epicenter made landfall southwest of New Orleans.