Villa Epecuen, in the south of Argentina was swamped after a lagoon burst its banks in 1985.

In 1985, 1,500 residents tried in vain to grab any belongings when the swamp burst its banks.

By 1993, the tourist town, which drew 20,000 visitors a year, was laying beneath 10 meters of water, where it would stay for over 25 years.

The town had 280 businesses when the flood waters cam. And now that the waters are receding, stark reminders of daily remain. Cars on the streets, beds emerging from the water show the history of this lost town.

Located on the eastern shore of the Laguna Epecuén and 600km southeast of Buenos Aires.

Rusting vehicle in Villa epecuen

The former slaughterhouse of Villa Epecuen.

A look down one of the streets of Villa Epecuen.

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