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Police: Death toll from Ark. flood reaches 18

LANGLEY, AR (AP) - Arkansas State Police Capt. Mike Fletcher says the death toll from flash floods that swept through a popular campground has reached 18.

Fletcher said Saturday that he had no details about the 18th victim.

Authorities have publicly identified 15 of the 18 victims. Eight were from Louisiana, six were from Texas and one was from Arkansas. Among them were six young children.

Search and rescue crews have been scouring the wilderness in and around the Albert Pike Recreation Area near Langley for survivors and bodies.

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