One dead in Turkey bridge collapse, 14 remain missing
AA photoSearch teams this morning found the body of one person who was swept away in the Filyos river after a bridge over the waterway collapsed in the northern province of Zonguldak Friday.
The Çaycuma Bridge over the Filyos river collapsed around 4 p.m. on Friday. One minibus, one automobile and five pedestrians crossing the bridge were swept away in the water below. Two passengers in the automobile were rescued the same day, while 15 remained missing.
Search teams found the body of one person 8 kilometers downstream from the collapsed bridge today around 10:30 a.m. The identity of the victim has not yet been determined, and the search continues for the remaining 14 missing people.
Zonguldak Provincial Disaster Coordination Director Ahmet Güngör told reporters on Friday that the level of the Filyos River is currently greatly increased due to melting snow in the mountains. The high, fast-moving, murky waters have prevented divers from searching for the missing, Güngör said.