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Death toll rises to 8 in US Southeast floods

world Updated: Sep 22, 2009 23:24 IST

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The death toll in the flooding in the US Southeast has reached eight after rescuers found the body of a 15-year-old boy in northwest Georgia after days of heavy rain turned docile creeks into surging rivers.

The teen's body was found in the Chattooga River today morning.

The Georgia Emergency Management Agency also reported a new death west of Atlanta. No more details were immediately available.

Other victims have included a 2-year-old boy who was swept away from his family when a creek ripped open their west Georgia mobile home on Monday.

Aerial shots showed schools, parking lots and even entire neighbourhoods submerged by the deluge, sending some unlucky residents scurrying for higher ground.