One killed, one goes missing as flooding strikes Çanakkale
ÇANAKKALE - Doğan News Agency
Heavy rain in the northwestern province of Çanakkale’s Biga district has caused overflows as well as blocking roads. Search effort is contiuing to find the missing two women, authorities say adding that floowater has begun to recede. DHA photoOne person is killed and one is missing in the northwestern province of Çanakkale’s Biga district after they were presumably swept away by overflowing waters from a swollen creek in the area, according to authorities.
Tülay Töre, 40, went missing after going to tend her animals in a rural part of the district; another woman, identified as Fatma Metin, also went missing in Koruoba village. Metin’s body was later found, authorities have announced.
Authorities are conducting a search to locate the women, Biga District Gov. Fatih Genel told Anatolia news agency yesterday, adding that the heavy rain caused the creek to overflow its banks.
Genel said the rain had affected the district’s Sinekçi, Güvemalan, Koruoba, Pekmezli and Hacıpehlivanlar villages.
Work to remove water is ongoing, the district governor said.
Nearby, heavy rains in the northwestern province of Balıkesir’s Bandırma district led to the closure of the Bursa-Çanakkale highway on the road to Biga.
Officials in the region said the floodwater had begun to recede and that there was unlikely to be more flooding provided that the rains did not restart.