Candlelight vigil planned for Ark. floods victims

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Associated Press

Posted on June 11, 2010 at 10:33 PM

LANGLEY, Ark. (AP) — Family members and first responders have offered prayers for those who were lost in the flooding that tore through an Arkansas campground and killed at least 16 people.

About 40 people gathered in front of a Methodist church Friday night for a candlelight vigil in the nearby town of Langley. They sang hymns and prayed for victims and rescue workers.

The search has been suspended until daybreak Saturday. Dozens of people remain missing.

Pastor Scott Kitchens says he's been talking to victims' families all day. The minister from the neighboring town of Athens says he spoke with a woman who lost her 6-year-old child as a torrent swept the child away.

Kitchens told the vigil he's faced tragedy but nothing compared to what happened Friday.

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