Man killed in floods in Turkish capital

Man killed in floods in Turkish capital

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Last updated June 11, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. MDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Heavy rain in the Turkish capital on Saturday caused flooding that killed one person, authorities said.

Search and rescue teams located the body of the 27-year-old man, who worked as a bus driver, the state-run Anadolu agency reported.

Turkey’s Interior Ministry spokesman said earlier that authorities had been informed that one person was missing in the storm. Forty-four search and rescue personnel as well as firefighters from Ankara have been dispatched to the area. The man’s body was found near a river bed among tree branches.

Ankara Mayor Mansur Yavas tweeted that 35 people had been rescued. It reported flooding in 300 locations, 35 fallen trees and the collapse of 23 roofs and three utility poles. More than 3,000 employees continued their work in the affected areas.

The Associated Press

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