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2 killed, 12 injured in Istanbul torrential rains

2023 Sep 06, 17:57,

 Fierce rainstorms have lashed Türkiye's largest city Istanbul, leaving at least two dead and 12 injured, the governor's office said on Wednesday.

The downpour began in the city's northern region at around 9 p.m. local time (1800 GMT) on Tuesday.

The governor's office said a Guinean national died in the Basaksehir district, and a Turkish citizen was killed in the Kucukcekmece district. The injured were treated in hospitals.

The office said that the flash floods damaged thousands of houses and shops, and some people remained stranded.

It added that the evacuated would stay in government guesthouses and dorms. Two hospitals partially affected by the rains continue to admit patients.

Northwestern Türkiye has been under heavy rainfall since Tuesday morning. According to the state-run Anadolu news agency, the death toll in the floods in the Kirklareli province has risen to three.


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