Turkey flooding death toll reaches 38 as The death toll from flash floods in Turkey
Health Minister Faretin Coca announced on Twitter late Friday night that 322 people were killed on the Black Sea coast of Kastamonu and six people were killed near Sinop. It has also been notified to the government disaster agency AAFAD.
Turkey flooding death toll reaches 38 as An unknown number of people are missing. Opposition politician Hassan Balta told Hulk TV that residents had contacted authorities for information on the possible disappearance of 329 people.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited one of the most devastated cities on Friday. He attended the funeral of the first victim and prayed in front of the hundreds of inhabitants of Bozkult in Costamnur.
“We will do what we can as a nation as soon as possible and get up from the ashes,” said Erdogan, who canceled his 20th anniversary ceremony. “We cannot regain lost citizens, but our state has the means and power to compensate those who have lost their loved ones.”
A few weeks ago, Turkish leaders were accused of throwing tea bags at locals on social media when they visited a fire-torn area in late July.
Prime Minister Erdogan has promised to rebuild broken houses, roads and bridges. “Like many parts of the world, our country has been fighting natural disasters for some time, as well as in the United States, Canada, Germany and other European regions,” he said.
An aerial photograph of the flood-torn town of Buzkult in Kastamonu.
An aerial photograph of Vajracut in the town of Bazkult in Kastamonu. Photo: AP
Floods that destroyed houses and bridges and wiped out cars began on Wednesday, with torrential rains struck the Black Sea coasts of Baltan, Kastamonu, Sinop and Samsung.
More than 1,700 people have been evacuated throughout the region, some have been lifted from the roof by helicopter, while others have been temporarily housed in dormitories.
In Kastamonu, the stream bursts its arrow and floods the town of Bozkult. Hulk TV reported that some bodies were washed away on the Black Sea coast, broadcasting footage of people with body bags on the beaches of an unknown state.