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Hope fades for man, girl missing in Switzerland flash flood

GENEVA — Authorities are searching for a 37-year-old man and a 6-year-old girl who have been missing since Sunday after their car was swept away by a flash flood caused by heavy rainfall in the Swiss Alps.

Police in the southern canton (state) of Valais said Monday that they have little hope of finding the pair alive. More than 70 rescuers including a helicopter crew searched for them through the night.

Videos posted online showed a wave of water, mud and debris crashing down the Losentze riverbed near the village of Chamoson.

Authorities say a second car that was also swept away has been found, but nobody was inside that vehicle.

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