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Five soldiers dead, four missing in Texas floods

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>> Search crews scouring flooded areas of Fort Hood, Texas through the night and into Friday morning, looking for American soldiers washed away after a U.S. Army truck overturned Thursday.>> We lost five of our soldiers. Due to the quick action of some other soldiers that were training, we were able to rescue three soldiers who are in stable condition at Carl R.
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Darnall Army Medical Center and will potentially be released later today. Our priority has been since the first report of this incident and continues to be the search for our four missing teammates.>> The truck overturning during a training exercise. With flooding at levels not seen in 100 years, thousands forced to evacuate and state's of disaster declared across 31 counties, it's unclear why the soldiers were conducting training exercises in these conditions.
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The missing soldiers were from the First Calvary Division. A spokesman from Fort Hood said the training operation was routine and the soldiers were driving on a normal dirt road not known to be a problem. The slow-moving storm system is expected to continue to deliver rain to parts of Texas through the weekend.