Submerged ghost town resurfaces

Associated Press
In this May 7, 2013 photo, the village of Epecuen lays in ruins after it once sat underwater in Argentina. The water has mostly receded, exposing what looks like a scene from a movie about the end of the world. The town was never rebuilt, but it has become a tourist destination once again, for people willing to drive at least six hours from Buenos Aires to get there, along 340 miles (550 kilometers) of narrow country roads. (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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