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Child and pregnant mother found dead in a car in the middle of floods

A Pennsylvania police chief said that a pregnant woman and her 8-year-old son were found dead in a car washed away by floodwaters.

Douglass Township Police Chief John Dzurek told the media that the car was taken to Manatawny Creek on Thursday night, while the woman was on the phone with emergency officials. The call then dropped.

After searching for nearly five hours, relief workers found the car in a tributary. The coroner's office was called to the scene soon after.

Berks County received several inches of rain on Thursday, causing flooding of streams and closing roads for hours.

The identities of the woman and the child have not been revealed.

The Township of Douglass is located northwest of Philadelphia, approximately 20 miles east of Reading.

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