Heavy rain damages many cars, houses in Edremit
BALIKESİR - Anatolia News Agency
Around 15 parked cars are damaged when a retaining wall fell in Edremit. DHA photoAround 15 cars were damaged when a retaining wall fell in the Edremit district of the western province of Edremit due to heavy rain, which also damaged many houses and business places.
A roughly 10-meter-long wall fell on 15 cars parked in front of an apartment building.
Meanwhile, residents in the Güre neighborhood of Edremit temporarily blocked traffic between İzmir and Çanakkale province in protest after not receiving aid when their houses were damaged by the rain.
Edremit local administrator Osman Tunç told reporters that the heavy rain resulted in a great disaster, adding that their first priority was to prevent loss of life. “Our work continues for [the saving of] lives.
Then we will make a damage assessment and provide aid [for recovery],” he added.
Meanwhile, three firemen and one reporter who fell into a flooded stream in Edremit were saved by a heavy construction vehicle.