Turkey evacuates some flooding victims; death toll hits 62 – News Vibe24

    Turkey evacuates some flooding victims; death toll hits 62 - Times of India
    Turkey has sent ships to help evacuate people and vehicles from a flood-hit northern Black Sea city as the death toll rose to at least 62 on Sunday and more are missing.
    Torrential rains hit the country’s northwestern Black Sea provinces on Wednesday, causing floods that destroyed homes, cut bridges, swept away cars and made many roads impassable. The Turkish disaster service AFAD said 52 people had been killed in Kastamonu province, nine in Sinop and one in Bartin.
    Turkey’s interior minister says 77 people are still missing from the floods. Eight remained in hospital.
    Emergency crews across the area continued to search for the missing amid the many partially collapsed buildings. The Turkish Ministry of Defense sent two ships to evacuate people and vehicles from a city in Sinop. They also sent military vehicles that could serve as temporary bridges to gain access to areas where the bridges were closed.
    The Israeli Defense Ministry said Sunday that it had contacted Turkey with an offer to send a search and rescue team.
    The great flood came after Turkey suffered a strong heat wave and as the crews in the south extinguished the fires that rushed to the shores of the Mediterranean.
    Climate scientists say there is no doubt that climate change from burning coal, oil and gas is leading to more extreme events – such as heat waves, droughts, fires, floods and storms – as the Earth warms. .


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