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TURKEY:3 dead, 5 missing in floods in Turkey

Monday, October 10, 2011

Laaska News Oct. 10,2011
ISTANBUL, Oct. 10 (Xinhua) — Three people died and five others were missing on Monday in Turkey’s flood-hit Mediterranean and Aegean regions, the semi-official Anatolia news agency reported.

A 60-year-old woman died when trying to save her cows from the shed in the Mediterranean province of Denizli, another was killed by rain-triggered landslide in Gordes district of Manisa province, which also injured three persons, meanwhile, one of the six people earlier reported missing were found dead in Haskiziloren village in Serik district of Antalya province.

Rescue teams in Antalya, which has managed to save 25 lives so far, are continuing their search for the other five missing people.

Deputy governor of Antalya Turan Eren said access to the region has been blocked, where three bridges were damaged and phone connections in some villages were cut off due to the floods.

Western and southern Turkey were hit by strong winds and heavy rains since Saturday, hampering air and other forms of transportation. Schools in Antalya were closed on Monday due to the weather condition.

A SKY airlines flight from the German city of Baden-Baden, carrying 156 passengers, had to make an emergency landing after one of the aircraft’s tires exploded while attempting to touch down at a Antalya airport. No injuries were reported and according to authorities, the airport is functioning normally.

Laaska News.