2 dead as severe flooding threat persists in southwestern US

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(AP GraphicsBank)

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A second person has died from flooding caused by monsoon-type rains in far western Texas and southern New Mexico and Arizona.

A family spokesman said a 2-year-old girl died Friday of injuries she suffered in the collapse of a basement wall at her family’s El Paso home.

The girl’s 65-year-old grandmother also was killed in the Thursday night collapse in the family’s flooded basement.

Flash flood watches remain in effect for the three-state border region through Sunday afternoon as moist air flows north from Mexico.

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