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At least four dead and eleven missing in a major flood in northeastern Turkey

August 23, 2020

At least four people have died and another eleven are missing in a sudden flood in northeastern Turkey, Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Sunday.

The flooding was triggered by heavy rains in the Giresun province on the Black Sea coast.

“The bodies of four victims were found, including a gendarmerie agent. The search for eleven people who disappeared continues and 127 people have been rescued,” Soylu said in a statement by Hurriyet.

At least four dead and eleven missing in a major flood in northeastern TurkeyAt least four dead and eleven missing in a major flood in northeastern Turkey

Many of the rescued are assistants in the wedding hall who, according to the authorities, were caught by the current. Most of them have already been taken to a safe place.

Efforts to reach the stranded began early Sunday with the first light in the morning and crews are working to open access to roads and vehicles while heavy equipment waits for the water to sink before entering.

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