Woman Wading Through Flooded Street Sucked Underwater

Story ByMaja Mishevksa, Sub EditorMarija StojkoskaAgencyNewsflash

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This is the moment a young woman desperately wades against strong currents along a flooded street before suddenly being sucked underwater and disappearing.

Reports said that the woman was sucked into the sewer system in Jorge Almada in the city of Culiacan in the north-western Mexican state of Sinaloa and the local authorities have yet to find her.

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The region has reportedly been battered by heavy storms and flash floods in recent days.

In the footage, the woman is seen wading through the waist-high water to apparently join two people hanging onto a half-submerged car.

A bin bag passes her in the flooded street and the victim turns around. While either trying to reach the bag or the car behind her, she suddenly disappears from view.

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Reports said that she was sucked into the sewer system and the local authorities are still searching for the woman.

Head of Civil Protection Francisco Veza Meza told local media that rescue teams are waiting for the water levels to go down before continuing their search.

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He added that different parts of the city registered water depths of over 25 centimetres and many motorists became trapped in the flooded streets.

Meanwhile, the local authorities have warned residents that heavy rains are expected to continue today.

The search for the missing woman continues.

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