A downpour, the heaviest in years, caused severe floods and landslides in Türkiye’s southern Kumluca district, destroying bridges and sweeping away cars, local authorities said on Monday.
The rain started on Sunday night and grew into a downpour after midnight, with residents experiencing power outages from time to time in Kumluca as the rain kept lashing down.
“We have not seen such a disaster in the district for 50 years.
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“Floods have destroyed the bridges, damaged buildings, drifted cars and overflew the greenhouses,” Mustafa Koseoglu, Mayor of Kumluca district of Antalya Province, told Turkish NTV news channel.
The province has created a crisis centre, he said, adding no casualties and missing people have been reported so far.
Primary and secondary schools have suspended studies for one day in the Kumluca and Finike districts of Antalya. (Xinhua)
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