Submerged ghost town resurfaces

Associated Press
In this May 7, 2013 photo, trees are reflected in water in Epecuen,  a village that once was submerged in water in Argentina.  Many residents of Epecuen fled to nearby Carhue, another lakeside town, and set up new hotels and spas, promising relaxing getaways featuring saltwater and mud facials. (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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