5 Houston Kids Feared Dead in Flood

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 18, 2009 10:31 PM CDT
Anthony Giacona stands trapped under the San Jacinto bridge along Buffalo Bayou in Houston Saturday, after heavy rains drenched the area. He was rescued by Houston firefighters.   (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Brett Coomer)

(Newser) – Five children are feared dead in Houston after the car they were in was swept away in a flash flood, the Houston Chronicle reports. After the driver of the Lincoln Town Car lost control of the vehicle, it ended up in a drainage ditch in 9 feet of water. Two men and a 10-year-old girl escaped, but five other children were swept away in high water, said a Houston fire official.

"At this point, I just want their bodies to be found," said the uncle of two of the missing boys, ages 7 and 10.