The Hindu | 12/08/2021 03:31 PM | Click to read full article
Severe floods and mudslides triggered by torrential rain in northern Turkey have left at least five people dead and another person missing. The floods battered the Black Sea coastal provinces of Bartin, Kastamonu, Sinop and Samsun on Wednesday, demolishing homes and bridges and sweeping away cars.
Helicopters scrambled to rescue people stranded on rooftops. The disaster struck as firefighters in southwest Turkey worked to extinguish a wildfire in Mugla province.