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Flood deaths in Turkey’s earthquake-stricken space rise to 16

Rescue groups on Thursday retrieved two extra our bodies after floods struck two Turkish provinces that have been already devastated by final month’s highly effective earthquake, elevating the dying 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.

Most 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 particular person.

In Adiyaman, two individuals drowned after a container residence sheltering a household of earthquake survivors was washed away by surging waters. A nurse and her two-year-old baby are nonetheless lacking.


People are rescued during floods after heavy rains in Sanliurfa, Turkey, on March 15, 2023. 

People are rescued throughout floods after heavy rains in Sanliurfa, Turkey, on March 15, 2023.  (Hakan Akgun/DIA through AP)

Adiyaman and Sanliurfa have been amongst 11 Turkish provinces that have 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.

Meanwhile, 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, instructed HaberTurk tv there have been no experiences of injury 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 instances. A couple of individuals have been additionally injured after leaping from balconies.

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