Heavy rain kills two people in southern Turkey
As heavy rain has swept southern Turkey, at least two people were killed in rain-related incidents on Jan. 7.
In the southern Mersin province, the downpour caused a landslide, which destroyed the shelter of the six-member family, according to local sources.
Five of them survived the incident, while 62-year-old İbrahim Önel got stuck under the wreckage and later found dead.
Separately, one person was killed in a road accident when the car of the victim slid into a water-filled culvert after losing control of the steering wheel.
Mersin Governor Ali Ihsan Su said a crisis desk was established to respond to the emergency cases, adding that no emergency response is needed currently.
Mersin received 100-160 kilograms per square meter of precipitation, the governor said, citing the meteorological sources.