- Title: Drone captures images of devastation in Turkish town hit by floods
- Date: 14th August 2021
- Summary: BOZKURT, KASTAMONU, TURKEY (AUGUST 14, 2021) (REUTERS) (MUTE) PARTIALLY COLLAPSED BUILDING BY EZINE STREAM EMBANKMENT EXCAVATOR WORKING PARTIALLY COLLAPSED BUILDING BY EMBANKMENT, EXCAVATORS WORKING ON RUBBLE EXCAVATORS WORKING ON RUBBLE SWOLLEN EZINE STREAM, DAMAGED BUILDINGS, EXCAVATORS WORKING DEBRIS PILES OF CAR, MUD COVERED STREET DEBRIS ON BRIDGE, EXCAVATORS WORKING DEBRIS DEBRIS ON BUILDING TRUCKS BY DEBRIS ON EMBANKMENT EXCAVATORS WORKING TOWN, STREAM PARTIALLY COLLAPSED BUILDINGS COLLAPSED BUILDING PARTIALLY COLLAPSED BUILDINGS
- Embargoed: 28th August 2021 13:33
- Keywords: Kastamonu district Turkey floods emergency workers flood-hit Black Sea town
- Location: BOZKURT, KASTAMONU, TURKEY
- City: BOZKURT, KASTAMONU, TURKEY
- Country: Turkey
- Topics: Disaster/Accidents,Europe,Floods,Middle East
- Reuters ID: LVA001EQ96ZWN
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: A drone showed images of the massive damage left by the floods that hit the Black Sea town of Bozkurt where emergency workers were searching demolished buildings on Saturday (August 14).
Thirty-six people died as a result of floods in the Kastamonu district which includes Bozkurt, and another seven people died in Sinop and one in Bartin, the Disaster and Emergency Management Directorate (AFAD) said.
In one collapsed building along the banks of the swollen river, 10 people were still believed buried. The rapid floodwaters appeared to have swept away the foundations of several other apartment blocks.
The floods 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.
At least 44 people have died from the floods in the northern Black Sea region, the second natural disaster to strike the country this month.
(Production: Mehmet Emin Caliskan, Vin Shahrestani)
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