The loss of life toll from flash floods, that wreaked havoc in Türkiye’s earthquake-torn provinces of Şanlıurfa and Adıyaman, has risen to fifteen as another one who was reported lacking was discovered lifeless Thursday morning in Şanlıurfa.
Search and rescue groups discovered the physique of one other particular person throughout work carried out at Abide Köprülü Junction. Thus, the flood-related fatality rely within the metropolis rose to 13.
Heavy downpours paralyzed regular life within the area since Tuesday, leaving streets and hospitals inundated whereas the freeway between Şanlıurfa’s Hilvan and Bozova districts reportedly crumbled.
The flood, which got here some 40 days after disastrous Feb. 6 earthquakes that leveled lots of of 1000’s of buildings and left over 48,000 folks lifeless, introduced one other pure catastrophe to the area which officers in Şanlıurfa are referring to because the worst flood within the final 65 years.
Well being Minister Fahrettin Koca, who up to date on the scenario within the two provinces late on Wednesday, famous that some 60 folks in Şanlıurfa and eight in Adıyaman have been instantly affected by floods including that their general well being situation was secure.
In the meantime, authorities and teams dispatched to the area are stated to be engaged on retrieving a automobile deluged in an underpass.