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Four Soldiers From Ft. Leonard Wood Drown in Floods

Missouri sheriff says four soldiers from another country who were temporarily stationed at Fort Leonard Wood are among the six people who have died in flooding in the state.

Pulaski County Sheriff Ronald Long said in a statement late Sunday night that a witness saw a car drive into a flooded roadway a day earlier. It was swept downstream. First responders found two men inside the sedan who apparently had drowned, and the bodies of two other men who had been in the car were found Sunday.

Long says the victims were "international soldiers" who were temporarily stationed at the central Missouri Army base for training. They were not immediately identified, pending notification of their families by the U.S. State Department, and the statement did not give their nationalities.

A message seeking further information was left with the base's media affairs department.

Long says it's possible that a fifth person was in the car because an acquaintance of the soldiers' is missing.

The statement says the other two people who died in flooding were the occupants of a vehicle that tried to cross a flooded road.

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