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UPDATE 2 - Northeastern Turkey: Heavy rains cause flash floods

UPDATE 2 - Northeastern Turkey: Heavy rains cause flash floods
Heavy rains cause overflowed streams, blocked roads in Turkey’s Artvin province

UPDATE WITH RESCUED PEOPLE

By Yusuf Okur

ARTVIN, Turkey (AA) - Heavy rain hit northeastern Turkey on Saturday.

Streams overflowed in Artvin province and some roads were blocked in the district of Borcka due to the flash floods.

There was no loss of life following the heavy rainfall, Artvin Governor Yilmaz Doruk told Anadolu Agency.

"There are partial flash floods, but at the moment they are containable as the rain began to slow," Doruk said.

Roads briefly closed to traffic have been reopened after necessary measures were taken, according to Borcka District Mayor Ercan Orhan.

A total of 13 people previously trapped in their homes as a result of the overflow from the streams were rescued by Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) teams, Orhan told reporters on Saturday.


*Writing by Zehra Nur Duz

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