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Turkey: Death Toll Due to Heavy Rain, Flash Floods Rises to Five

The flooded space of Akyurt district in Ankara following heavy rain.
(Image: Adem ALTAN/AFP)

Bad climate warnings are nonetheless in place in 42 cities and cities in northern and central Turkey, together with the capital Ankara

  • AFP Ankara, Turkey
  • Last Updated:June 13, 2022, 22:42 IST

The quantity of people that have been killed in heavy rain, winds and flash floods in northern and central Turkey over the weekend rose to 5, authorities stated on Monday.

The physique of an individual reported lacking two days in the past was discovered within the Ankara area within the afternoon, the Turkish catastrophe and emergency administration authority, AFAD, stated.

Bad climate warnings are nonetheless in place in 42 cities and cities within the north and centre, together with the capital, Ankara. Schools have been closed in Ankara and the central city of Gemerek.

Last 12 months, round 100 individuals died in violent climate occasions in Turkey, together with flash floods, wildfires and droughts. The disasters pushed local weather change up the political agenda, particularly amongst youthful voters.

Torrential rains and hailstorms swept by way of the north and centre on the weekend, inflicting floods that killed 4 individuals close to Ankara and one other within the central province of Karaman, native media reported. Several cities have been broken by the floods.

Eight villages within the northern province of Kastamonu have been nonetheless reduce off on Monday after a number of roads collapsed.

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