Flash Floods Trap 27 in Austria

Heavy rains flooding cave entrance

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A flash flood has trapped 27 hikers in a cave in western Austria, though rescue workers say they are not in any immediate danger.

According to officials, the hikers became trapped early Wednesday when heavy rains flooded the entrance to the cave at St. Martin, 200 miles west of Vienna. Emergency crews are currently in contact with the hikers and will extract them once the waters receded.

There is no word on when that will be.

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