Death Toll Hits 38 in Southeast Turkey Deluge

The number of people who died in huge and unexpected floods in the impoverished regions of southeastern Turkey has risen to 38 after six more people were confirmed to be dead.

Death Toll Hits 38 in Southeast Turkey Deluge

Floods led by torrential rain that grip Turkey this week, especially the southeast part of the country, claimed the lives of at least 38 people. Eight others are reported to be missing, which has not yet been confirmed by authorities.

A man was drowned in floodwaters in southern city of Mersin and a 7-year-old was swept away by flash floods in the southeastern city of Mardin. In addition, the body of a 5-year-old boy missing since Wednesday was found in neighboring Batman. Three others were killed in Sirnak, Batman and Mardin.

On Tuesday, a minibus was swept away in floods in on Diyarbakir-Mardin main road near Cinar district of Diyarbakir following heavy rains, leaving 12 people dead. A woman and her two children, in addition to two other villagers, were also downed in the flood in Cinar district, bringing the death toll to 17 for Diyarbakir.

On Wednesday, 11 people lost their lives in the southeastern Turkish city of Batman following the floods.

Three others were drowned in another flood on Tuesday evening in Sirnak while a woman was killed in Kilis, another southeastern city, after the roof of a bus-stop fell on her.


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Floods Sweep Southeast Turkey

Güncelleme Tarihi: 20 Eylül 2018, 18:16