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Floods kill seven in Turkey’s northwest

Strewn containers are seen in flooded waters after heavy downpours in Istanbul

Strewn containers are seen in flooded waters after heavy downpours in Istanbul, Turkey September 6, 2023. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

ISTANBUL — At the very least seven individuals had been killed as heavy rains triggered flash floods in northwest Turkey, state information company Anadolu stated on Wednesday.

5 individuals died and one particular person was lacking in Kirklareli province close to the border with Bulgaria and Greece, after homes had been flooded late on Tuesday, native media reported.

Authorities stated an additional two individuals had been killed and 31 injured in Istanbul’s northern Basaksehir and Kucukcekmece districts, the place pictures confirmed automobiles floating in floodwaters.

Inside Minister Ali Yerlikaya stated search and rescue operations had been persevering with and pledged monetary help to households in flood-affected areas.

Round 125 kilograms of rain per sq. metre hit Istanbul in lower than six hours, equal to what Turkey’s largest metropolis would sometimes count on in September as a complete, the governor’s workplace stated in an announcement.

Torrential rain has brought about unprecedented flooding throughout southeast Europe, damaging infrastructure and prompting evacuations.

At the very least two individuals died after properties and companies had been flooded in central Greece on Wednesday. Two had been killed by floods in Bulgaria’s Black Sea area on Tuesday.


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