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Death toll from floods in Turkey's Black Sea region rises to 40

The death toll from floods in Turkey's Black Sea region has risen to 40, authorities said on early Saturday.

Floods caused by heavy rains hit the Black Sea region in the north of the country on Wednesday, leaving 34 people dead in the province of Kastamonu, a Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) statement said.

Six others died in the Sinop province, while search efforts are ongoing for one individual in the Bartin province.

Rescue and relief operations continue in the flood-hit areas, the statement added.

Nearly 950 workers in Bartin, 2,807 in Kastamonu, and 1,693 in Sinop are conducting relief work in the affected areas, according to an AFAD statement.

A total of 341 people in Bartin, 1,380 in Kastamonu, and 526 in Sinop were evacuated to safe areas by helicopters and boats, the statement added.

Meanwhile, 223 volunteers, nine catering trucks, and 54 vehicles sent by the

Turkish Red Crescent to the region are working on the ground.


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