Submerged ghost town resurfaces

Associated Press
In this May 6, 2013 photo, trees line a road seen through a car in Epecuen, a village which once was submerged in water in Argentina.  A strange ghost town that spent a quarter-century under water is coming up for air again in the Argentine farmlands southwest of Buenos Aires. (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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