View shows a partially collapsed building on August 15, 2021 in the town of Irisi in Kastamonu, Turkey, after being hit by a flash flood that struck a town in the Black Sea region of Turkey. (Mehmet Emin Caliskan / Reuters)
Turkey’s Bozkult — Flash floods that hit a town in Turkey’s Black Sea region killed 58 people, officials said on Sunday in a second natural disaster that hit Turkey this month.
Floods have caused turmoil in the northern states, as authorities have declared wildfires under control after two weeks of raging on the southern coast.
According to the Disaster and Emergency Management Agency (AFAD), floods in Kastamonu killed 48 people, nine in Sinop and one in Bartın.
A video of a drone by Reuters showed tremendous damage in the town of Bozkult in Kastamonu. Paramedics were looking for a missing person in a demolished building.
A torrent of water threw dozens of cars and piles of debris along the street, destroyed buildings and bridges, closed roads, and cut off electricity to hundreds of villages.
According to AFAD, more than 2,000 people have been evacuated from the disaster area, some with the help of helicopters and boats.
By Ezgi Erkoyun