Floods Kill Five in US State of Texas

At least five people were killed as floods hit the US state of Texas, local media reported.

According to the USA Today newspaper, the incident took place in the early hours of Saturday in Texas. 

The bodies of the victims, four children and their grandmother, were found on the street.

"The water was up to the roofline of the homes and that’s what prevented the people from being able to get away. 

The water just came up too fast," Palestine Police Captain James Muniz said, as quoted to the media outlet.

Up to 10 homes were damaged in the flood, according to Muniz.

The floods were caused by heavy rain and storms.