At least 16 people have died due to historic flash flooding caused by torrential rains in eastern Kentucky, the US state’s governor has said.

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear said that he expects the death toll to continue to rise.

President Biden declared the floods “a major disaster” yesterday and ordered federal aid to help with local recovery efforts.

Among the dead are six children, including a one-year-old.

More than 23,000 people are also without power in the state.

Credit: BBC

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