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Officials confirm 25 flood-related deaths in 4 counties

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HOUSTON – The death toll from Harvey slamming into the Texas coast continues to rise as catastrophic floodwaters recede.

Harris County flood-related deaths (18):

Officials confirmed 18 drownings in Harris County due to Houston-related flooding on Tuesday.

The bodies of six family members were found in a submerged van Wednesday afternoon. Two great-grandparents, ages 81 and 84, a 16-year-old girl, a 14-year-old boy, an 8-year-old boy and a 6-year-old girl were found inside the van near Greens Bayou.

The body of Alexander Kwoksum Sung, 64, was discovered at 915 College Ave. in South Houston on Aug. 27 around 2:30 p.m. Officials said he was found at his workplace surrounded by debris.

Officials said Sung drowned in the floodwaters.

A 76-year-old woman was found floating in floodwater near a vehicle at 7 Warrenton Dr. on Aug. 26 around 9:15 p.m.

Travis Lynn Callihan, 45, got out of his vehicle and fell into floodwaters. He was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital Memorial City where he was pronounced dead.

Agnes Stanley, 89, was found floating in four feet of floodwater inside a home at 4311 Meyerwood Dr. on Aug. 27 around 10:30 a.m.

HPD Sgt. Steve Albert Perez was found by the Houston Police Department dive team submerged in over 14 feet of water on Aug. 29 around 9 a.m. His body was found at 800 North Sam Houston Parkway.

A man was found floating in high water near 7414 Claiborne Street on Aug. 29 around 11 a.m. Authorities said he drowned.

A 42-year-old man was found face down in a parking lot on Aug. 29 around 11 a.m. after floodwaters receded near the intersection of the East Freeway and Holland Avenue. Authorities said he drowned.

A 54-year-old man was found in a grassy area near 13401 East Freeway on Aug. 29 around 12:30 p.m. Authorities said he drowned.

Witnesses said Andre Pasek, 25, stepped on a live electrical wire in floodwaters at 1861 Old Spanish Trail. He dies of electricution, authorities said.

Jorge Raul Perez, 33, and Yahir Rubio-Vizuet, 45, were found floating in floodwater near 12800 Texaco Road on Aug. 29 around 3:45 p.m. Authorities said they drowned.

Evacuee Ronald Zaring, 82, was found unresponsive on a charter bus on Aug. 29 around 5:15 p.m.

The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences confirmed these deaths and is investigating eight more deaths that may be flood-related.

Fort Bend County flood-related deaths (2):

Two people drowned after driving into high water on Pool Hill Road near Simonton, the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office said. Fort Bend County Sheriff's Maj. Chad Norvell says the couple was on the phone with 911 asking for help when the line went silent. When officers found the truck, it was completely submerged.

Norvell identified the couple as 65-year-old Donald Rogers and 58-year-old Rochelle Rogers.

Galveston County flood-related deaths (3):

Three people were killed. Officials have not released the identity of the victims.

Montgomery County flood-related deaths (2):

Two people have been killed due to flooding.

A woman was killed by a tree while she was sleeping in her home, officials said.

Officials said a person drowned after driving around a barricaded area.

The identity of the victims have not been released.