One Killed, Six Missing as Flash Floods Wreaks Havoc in Northern Turkey

VOA News

Published on Jul 20, 2019

Six people remain missing while search and rescue crews found one body on Friday after floods and landslides wreaked havoc in Akçakoca and Cumayeri, two districts of the northern province of Düzce. Düzce was hit by flash floods on Wednesday and early Thursday. Three people from one family and four members of another went missing in the village of Esmahanım, near Akçakoca. Rescue crews from the Turkish Red Crescent, the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) and gendarme units were mobilized to find the victims. Sniffer dogs also searched the area while helicopters and drones were dispatched to remote, mountainous areas of the region to find the missing.(REUTERS)

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