Floods hit northeastern Turkey

Rescue operations hampered amid flash floods and landslides in northern Turkey.

    Flash floods and landslides in the area were triggered by days of heavy rains

    Landslides

    Local television footage showed buildings destroyed by the landslides, and rescue workers carrying away the body of one of the flood victims on a stretcher.

    A three-year-old child was rescued alive, but several other people were thought to be trapped in the debris of collapsed homes.

    The deaths come two weeks after at least 30 people were killed in flash floods in Istanbul and other parts of northwest Turkey, following the heaviest rains in the region in eight decades.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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