Flood hits Bodrum after water pipeline explodes

Flood hits Bodrum after water pipeline explodes

MUĞLA – Doğan News Agency
Flood hits Bodrum after water pipeline explodes

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Some 30 houses and work establishments were flooded after a water distribution pipeline exploded in Bodrum, in the southwestern province of Muğla.

The flood occurred in Bodrum’s Güvercinlik village after a pipeline cracked at around 00.45 a.m. on July 1, carrying away two parked cars. Some of the locals climbed onto the roofs when their houses became filled with muddy water. Roads cracked and a number of garden walls collapsed due to the pressurized water, and the main road between Bodrum and Milas was closed for around an hour by traffic police.

The owner of a car that was swept away by the flood complained about the frequency of flooding incidents due to pipeline cracks in the neighborhood, adding that only the timing of the incident in the early hours of the morning reduced the number of casualties.

Güvercinlik village head Mehmet Gereme said they were waiting for the completion of the construction of a new steel pipeline.

“We have been living in this flood nightmare for two years. It’s like a stray bullet, you never know when it will hit,” Gereme added.

Works for cleaning the mud and dirt left by the flood are ongoing.