Death Toll From Flooding and Mudslides in Northern Turkey Reportedly Rises to 40 - Videos

© REUTERS / ONDER GODEZ/AFADSearch and Rescue team members evacuate locals during flash floods which have swept through towns in the Turkish Black Sea, in Bozkurt, a town in Kastamonu province, Turkey, 12 August 2021.
Search and Rescue team members evacuate locals during flash floods which have swept through towns in the Turkish Black Sea, in Bozkurt, a town in Kastamonu province, Turkey, 12 August 2021.  - Sputnik International, 1920, 14.08.2021
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The death toll from flooding and mudslides caused by downpours in the northern Turkish provinces of Bartin, Kastamonu, and Sinop has risen to 40, the newspaper the Daily Sabah has reported, citing the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD).
On Friday, AFAD reported 30 people killed in the Black Sea coastal provinces.
As many as 34 people were killed in Kastamonu and six in Sinop, according to the media outlet. Nine others remain missing in Bartin. About 2,250 people have been evacuated.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared the three provinces disaster zones. Some 95% of locals have already been evacuated from the said regions. Search and rescue operations have begun, and damage assessment is underway.
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