The death toll from the flood in the earthquake-affected region of Turkey has risen to 16 people.
Rescue teams on Thursday recovered two more bodies after flooding hit two Turkish provinces that had already been devastated. powerful earthquake last monthincreasing the death toll from the new disaster to 16 people.
Flash floods caused by heavy rains turned streets in the provinces of Adiyaman and Sanlifurfa into rivers on Wednesday, sweeping away cars and flooding homes. campsites for earthquake survivors.
Most of the deaths occurred in Sanlıurfa, where rescuers found the bodies of two victims on Thursday. lost in the mud and rubble left behind by the flood. Search parties were still looking for one missing person.
In Adiyaman, two people drowned after tidal water washed away a container house used by a family of earthquake survivors. The nurse and her two-year-old child have not yet been found.
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Adyaman and Sanlıurfa were among the 11 Turkish provinces affected by the floods. An earthquake of magnitude 7.8 occurred in February. 6killing more than 48,000 people in Turkey and about 6,000 people in northern Syria.
Meanwhile, a moderately strong earthquake rocked a city in northeastern Turkey on Thursday, causing people to take to the streets in fear.
4.8 magnitude earthquake was centered in the city of Bolu, about 162 miles east of Istanbul.
Bolu Mayor Tandcu Özcan told HaberTurk TV that there were no reports of damage to any buildings in the city, but said many people ran out into the street in fear.
He said medical professionals responded to “one or two” cases of panic attacks. Several people were also injured after jumping from a balcony.