Submerged ghost town resurfaces

Associated Press
In this May 6, 2013 photo, the earth is cracked in Epecuen, which once was submerged in water in Argentina. The saltwater lake was particularly attractive because it has 10 times more salt than the ocean, making the water buoyant. Tourists, especially people from Buenos Aires' large Jewish community, enjoyed floating in water that reminded them of the Dead Sea in the Middle East. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

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The village of Epecuen in Buenos Aires was once home to 1,500 residents before it started flooding in '85. After heavy rains the lake Epecuen burst its banks. It only took 20 days for the town to submerge beneath almost 30 ft. of water forcing everybody to leave. As the years passed slowly the water started to recede. Nowadays the ghost town that was never rebuilt, famous for its therapeutic salty waters, is once again becoming a tourist destination but for the ruins that have been left.

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