Rescue groups on Thursday retrieved two extra our bodies after floods struck two Turkish provinces that had been already devastated by final month’s highly effective earthquake, elevating the demise toll within the new catastrophe to 16.
Flash floods brought on by torrential rains turned streets within the provinces of Adiyaman and Sanlifurfa into rivers on Wednesday, sweeping away vehicles and inundating houses and campsites sheltering earthquake survivors.
A lot of the deaths occurred in Sanliurfa, the place rescuers on Thursday discovered the our bodies of two individuals who had been reported lacking amid mud and particles left by the floods. The search groups there have been nonetheless on the lookout for one lacking individual.
In Adiyaman, two individuals drowned after a container house sheltering a household of earthquake survivors was washed away by surging waters. A nurse and her two-year-old baby are nonetheless lacking.
BOATS CARRYING DOZENS OF MIGRANTS OFF TURKISH COAST SINK, KILLING 4
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Adiyaman and Sanliurfa had been amongst 11 Turkish provinces that had been hit by a magnitude 7.8 earthquake on Feb. 6, killing greater than 48,000 individuals in Turkey and an estimated 6,000 individuals in northern Syria.
In the meantime, a reasonably robust earthquake shook a metropolis in northeast Turkey on Thursday, sending individuals out into the streets in worry.
The magnitude 4.8 earthquake was centered within the metropolis of Bolu, some 162 miles east of Istanbul.
Bolu’s mayor, Tanju Ozcan, informed HaberTurk tv there have been no reviews of harm to any buildings within the metropolis however mentioned many individuals rushed outdoor in worry.
He mentioned medics had responded to “one or two” panic assault circumstances. Just a few individuals had been additionally injured after leaping from balconies.