Disasters & Accidents

Death toll in northern Turkey floods hits 27

Istanbul, Aug 13 (EFE).- At least 27 people have been killed in three days of flooding and landslides in Turkey’s northern Black Sea coast region, authorities said Friday.

A search for one missing person was still underway, the country’s emergency services (AFAD) said in a statement, adding that 25 fatalities were recorded in Kastamonu province and two in the coastal province of Sinop, which is some 300 kilometers northeast of Ankara.

Torrential rain since Wednesday sparked the deadly conditions as floods and landslides destroyed numerous buildings, roads and major bridges in the provinces of Kastamonu and Bartin, leaving hundreds people in towns and villages isolated.

At least 30 communities have lost electricity and 1,700 people are being sheltered in temporary accommodation. EFE


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