Toddler strapped in her car seat dies and rescue teams hunt for a second vehicle swept away with two people inside after flash floods hit Alabama

A four-year-old girl and an 18-year-old woman are among four dead after flash flooding hit Alabama, leaving dozens submerged in their vehicles.

A couple were also found dead inside their car after their vehicle was swept away by the strong currents in Hoover, near Birmingham.

The girl, who has not been named, died by Haynes Road and Hickory Hill Road in Arab and her body was recovered at around 11.50pm on Wednesday night, the Marshall County Coroner said in a statement.

An 18-year-old woman was found dead at 7am on Thursday morning on Friendship Road in the Union Grove area, near Arab.

Meanwhile, two dead bodies, which have not been identified, were found inside a vehicle in Hoover after the car was washed away by the floods.

The vehicle had entered the flooded water near 1100 Riverchase Parkway West and was swept away before briefly landing on a guardrail, trapping the man and woman inside, reports AL.com.

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Source: Daily Mail