Turkey flood: Death toll soars 70, more than 50 still missing

The death toll from flash floods in Turkey’s Black Sea coast has risen to 70. Besides, around 50 people are still missing.
Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said in a statement on Monday. Earlier on Wednesday (August 11), heavy rains caused severe flooding in the northern provinces of the Black Sea coast of Turkey. Many houses, shops and other structures were destroyed. Turkish authorities have reportedly sent a rescue ship to the flood-hit area. Meanwhile, at least eight people killed in 229 wildfires in Turkey since July 28. Besides, A Russian aid plane crashed while extinguishing a fire in the south of the country, killing 8 more people.

The B-200 crashed in Adana province on Saturday (August 14). At that time, five people from Russia and three people from Turkey were helping to put out the fire, confirmed Russia’s Defense Ministry.