Submerged ghost town resurfaces

In this May 7, 2013 photo, tombs lay in the ruins of Epecuen, a village that was submerged in water in Argentina. When a particularly heavy rainstorm followed a series of wet winters, the lake overflowed its banks on Nov. 10, 1985. Water burst through a retaining wall and submerged the lakeside streets. People fled with what they could, but a few days later, their homes were drowned under nearly 10 meters (33 feet) of corrosive saltwater. (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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