Floods kill 4 in Turkey’s Black Sea region

Floods kill 4 in Turkey’s Black Sea region

The death toll from floods in Turkey’s Black Sea province rose to 4, the country’s interior minister said on Sunday, Trend reports.

Those who lost their lives included a gendarmerie officer.

Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said 11 people were reported missing in the northeastern province of Giresun, while 127 people have been rescued.

He said that roads to 118 villages were closed.

Earlier, Soylu, who arrived at the scene, said five gendarmerie officers and an excavator operator went missing after a 5-meter (16-foot) high culvert collapsed due to floods in the region.

Efforts continued to rescue people at a wedding hall in Dereli district and guests were being taken to a safe place. 

Referring to information received from the state meteorology authority, he said rains, which started Saturday, reached 137 kilograms (302 pounds) of density and affected districts. He warned that 50 to 100 kilograms (110 to 220 pounds) of rainfall is expected in the Canakci, Gorele and Dogankent districts Sunday. 

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