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3 soldiers dead, 6 missing after vehicle swept away at Fort Hood

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Three soldiers have died, and six others are missing, after a military vehicle was swept away by fast moving flood waters Thursday at Fort Hood. 

According to a Fort Hood statement, a Light Medium Tactical Vehicle overturned at the Owl Creek Tactical low-water crossing and East Range Road.

Three other soldiers were rescued from the water near the vehicle and are in stable condition.The identities of the three soldiers who lost their lives have not been released.

The six soldiers who remain missing are from the 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division.Army aircraft, canine search teams, swift-water rescue watercraft and heavy trucks are being used in the search for the six missing soldiers.

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-TX, expressed his condolences in a tweet Thursday afternoon.

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