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Turkey: At least 7 dead in severe floods in Artvin00:49

Turkey: At least 7 dead in severe floods in Artvin

Turkey, Artvin
August 24, 2015 at 21:13 GMT +00:00 · Published

Severe flooding swept the north-eastern city of Artvin on Monday, killing at least seven people and destroying numerous buildings.

According to the province's governor Kemal Cirit, another two people, including one child, are still missing after torrential rain hit the region causing heavy floods throughout. 17 people have been reported as injured, five of whom were transferred to Rize State hospital. Rain has been falling at around 255 kg per square metre, and is expected to run through the night.

Emergency services throughout the Black Sea region are currently on high alert.

Turkey: At least 7 dead in severe floods in Artvin00:49
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Severe flooding swept the north-eastern city of Artvin on Monday, killing at least seven people and destroying numerous buildings.

According to the province's governor Kemal Cirit, another two people, including one child, are still missing after torrential rain hit the region causing heavy floods throughout. 17 people have been reported as injured, five of whom were transferred to Rize State hospital. Rain has been falling at around 255 kg per square metre, and is expected to run through the night.

Emergency services throughout the Black Sea region are currently on high alert.

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