Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Torrential Rains Cause Flooding in Turkish Quake-Hit Provinces, Killing at Least 14 people

Flooding in Turkish Quake-Hit Provinces

At least five people have died and several others have gone missing due to floods caused by torrential rains in two provinces that were recently hit by a devastating earthquake, officials said.

In the town of Tut in southeastern Adiyaman province, one person was killed after surging waters swept away a container home where a group of earthquake survivors were living, while four people were reported missing, according to Al Jazeera.

Four other people were killed and two firefighters were reported missing from the floods in neighboring Sanliurfa province, Governor Salih Ayhan told Haber Turk television.

Several people were evacuated from a drenched campsite in Sanliurfa where earthquake survivors were sheltering in tents. Patients were also evacuated from a hospital, Haber Turk reported.

Television footage from there also showed floodwaters surging along a street and sweeping away cars.


UPDATE:  Floods caused by torrential rains hit two Turkish provinces that were devastated by last month’s catastrophic earthquake, killing at least 14 people and increasing the misery for thousands who were left homeless, officials said Wednesday. (AP)

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