Floods hit Turkish Black Sea province

Floods hit Turkish Black Sea province

Floods hit Turkish Black Sea province

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Heavy rain triggered floods and landslides on Aug. 13 in two districts of the Black Sea province of Bartın, causing only material damage.

The flooding caused serious damage in the Göçgündemirci village of the Amasra district and the villages of the Kurucaşile district following heavy rainfalls late on Aug. 12.

According to data, 73.7 kilograms of rainfall per square meter hit the province.

Scores of houses and shops were submerged under water while roads were blocked and vehicles were dragged into the sea.

In addition, a passenger bus heading from the Cide district of Kastamonu to Istanbul with 47 aboard was stuck on a bridge near Göçgündermici. Passengers inside the bus were rescued in the afternoon hours with the support of a rescue helicopter.

Meanwhile, Bartın Governor Nusret Dirim announced on Aug. 14 that damage assessment works were underway, adding the flooding had not ranked as a disaster but partially affected daily life.