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NYPD try to rescue family including two-year-old from flooded basement

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NYPD try to rescue family including two-year-old from flooded basement

The New York City Police Department (NYPD) desperately attempted to reach a flooded basement apartment in Queens, where three people, including a toddler, drown.

Local media identified the victims as a two-year-old boy, a 48-year-old woman, and a 50-year-old man, all were of Nepalese origin.

Officers on scene were seen standing in a hallway submerged to their chests in water, as officers diver under the surface to try and gain access to the apartment.

Rising water levels, a locked door, and live electricity forced the officers to put a stop to their efforts before the fire department were called in.

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