Flood kills 5 in Turkey’s Bursa

Flood kills 5 in Turkey’s Bursa

At least five people in northwestern Turkey’s Bursa province have died in floods caused by heavy rains, officials said.

According to information obtained from the teams taking part in search and rescue operations, three of four missing people have been found dead.

On June 21, Yakup Canbolat, the governor of Bursa province, said that according to an initial assessment, two people had died and four were missing in the floods.

The floods occurred in Kestel district, which has paralyzed life in the rural neighborhoods of Dudaklı, Narlıdere, Aksu and Kayacık, Anadolu Agency reported.

Intensive search and rescue operations are being carried out in flood-hit areas by 257 personnel, including 134 gendarmeries.

Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu has arrived in Kestel at President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s instructions to inspect the area.

According to his initial assessment, Soylu said the incident is far above the seasonal norms.

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