Tragedy: 4 Children Die Swept Away In Storm….
DUBLIN, Ky. – A horse-drawn buggy carrying an Amish family of nine home from making a phone call toppled in a rain-swollen creek in rural Kentucky, killing four children who were swept away in the water, authorities said Friday.
The group was traveling in a downpour in the dark Thursday about 8:30 p.m. CST when the buggy flipped during a severe storm. The buggy was crossing a creek that is normally a trickle, but often floods during heavy rains.
Those killed were a 5-month-old; a 5-year-old; a 7-year-old and an 11-year-old girl. Three of the children were siblings and one was a cousin.
Two adults and three other children escaped. The horse that was pulling the buggy also survived.
The uncle of the 11-year-old girl who died said the family had used what is known as a “phone shack” and was going home when the buggy overturned. deets here