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Turkiye Floods Kill 5 in Quake-Affected Provinces

Wed 15 Mar 2023 | 05:45 PM
Israa Farhan

Floods caused by torrential rains hit two provinces in Turkiye that were devastated by last month’s earthquake, killing at least five people and increasing the misery for thousands who were left homeless.

A number of other people were reported missing, according to officials on Wednesday.

Governor of Adiyaman province Numan Hatipoglu mentioned that one person was killed in the town of Tut in the southeast of the province, where surging waters swept away a container home in which a group of earthquake survivors were living.

He added that 4 people were missing.

Gov. Salih Ayhan told HaberTurk television pointed out that 4 other people were killed and two firefighters were reported missing from the floods in neighbouring Sanliurfa province.

Television footage from Sanliurfa showed flood waters surging along a street and sweeping away cars.

Several people were evacuated from a drenched campsite in Sanliurfa where earthquake survivors were sheltering in tents.

HaberTurk reported that patients were also evacuated from a hospital.