- Title: Turkey combats Black Sea floods, death toll rises to 27
- Date: 13th August 2021
- Summary: BOZKURT, KASTAMONU, TURKEY (AUGUST 13, 2021) (REUTERS) DAMAGED BUILDING RESCUERS WORKING AT SITE OF COLLAPSED BUILDING RESCUER AT SITE VARIOUS OF RESCUERS WADING IN FLOOD WATERS VARIOUS OF RESCUERS TRYING TO PULL A LIVESTOCK STRANDED IN FLOOD WATERS OTHER MEMBERS OF TEAM LOOKING ON VIEW OF FLOODED AREA VARIOUS OF COLLAPSED HOUSES RESCUERS EVACUATING LOCALS BY BOAT (SOUNDBITE) (Turkish) UNIDENTIFIED RESIDENT OF BOZKURT, SAYING: "I didn't see. I went out and all of a sudden, flood (waters) gushed behind me.I couldn't look back. It swallowed homes, people, everything." VARIOUS OF FLOODED BUILDING RESCUERS GIVING WATER TO A WOMAN FROM WINDOW AS SHE'S WAITING TO BE EVACUATED FROM HER FLOODED HOME VARIOUS OF HEAVY MACHINERIES AND WORKERS WORKING AT SITE OF FLOODED BUILDINGS VARIOUS OF DAMAGED CARS, WASHED AWAY BY FLOOD WATERS RESCUERS WALKING PAST DAMAGED TRUCK
- Embargoed: 27th August 2021 12:30
- Keywords: Turkey floods
- Location: BOZKURT, KASTAMONU, TURKEY
- City: BOZKURT, KASTAMONU, TURKEY
- Country: Turkey
- Topics: Disaster/Accidents,Europe,Floods,Middle East
- Reuters ID: LVA001EQ474UF
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Emergency workers battled to relieve flood-hit areas of Turkey's Black Sea region on Friday (August 13), as the death toll rose to 27 in the second natural disaster to strike the country this month.
The floods, among the worst Turkey has experienced, brought chaos to northern provinces just as authorities were declaring wildfires that raged through southern coastal regions for two weeks had been brought under control.
Torrents of water tossed dozens of cars and heaps of debris along streets, with bridges destroyed, roads closed and electricity cut to hundreds of villages.
Footage of the flood's first moments in Kastamonu's Bozkurt district showed the river there overflowing in a fast-moving deluge which tore up trees and dragged away vehicles.
More than 1,700 people were evacuated from flood-affected areas, some with the help of helicopters and boats, the country's Disaster and Emergency Management Directorate (AFAD) said.
Turkey's meteorology authority said further heavy rain was expected in the central and eastern Black Sea region and warned of the risk of further floods
(Production: Yesim Dikmen)
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