2 Men Missing in Floods in Northwest Turkey

By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
June 28, 2022 Updated: June 28, 2022

ISTANBUL—Two people were missing after heavy rains and floods hit northwestern Turkey.

Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said Tuesday that one of the missing men is a digger operator who was swept away by floods in Duzce Province and the other is a resident in a village in Kastamonu Province.

Heavy rains affecting six provinces, caused rivers to overflow and bridges to collapse Monday. Authorities evacuated stranded locals and said a potentially deadly disaster was averted because residents followed meteorological warnings.

Floods in three northwestern Turkish provinces last August killed 82 people.