Four killed, several still missing in Kentucky flooding

Rescue teams in search for five people, missing after heavy floods in Kentucky while four people confirmed dead

Photo by: AP
Photo by: AP

Updated Jul 28, 2015

US authorities on Wednesday confirmed four people had been killed because of the heavy flooding in Kentucky while the search for five other missing still continues.

Search crews are trying to find five people who were swept away by heavy floods in Kentucky, a state located in the east south-central region of the US, while the floods claimed the lives of four people already.

The search continues in the state's hilly Appalachian terrain as search crews look in heavy rain and mud for the missing.

Three people were confirmed to have died in Kentucky due to the flooding, a 56-year-old man, a 74-year-old woman and a 67-year-old man, while NBC station WLEX of Lexington reported the body of a 22-year-old man was also discovered on Wednesday.

State of emergency has been declared by Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear in order to expedite efforts to find the missing people.

According to emergency dispatchers, more rain in the area will complicate search efforts.

Storms ravaged in Kentucky and parts of Indiana and West Virginia this week, destroying about 150 homes and damaging hundreds more, authorities announced.

Ages of those missing range from 22 to 74.

TRTWorld and agencies