At least 2 people have died in floods after heavy rain in north west Turkey.
Flooding struck the Kestel district of Bursa province on 21 June. After initial assessments, the provincial government reported two people had died and four were believed to be missing in the floods.
Raging flood water swept through narrow streets of several neighbourhoods in the district, including Dudakli, Narlidere, Aksu and Kayacik. A team of over 350 personnel are carrying out relief and search and rescue operations.
Images shared on Social Media showed cars piled on top of each other in streets swamped in mud and debris in the aftermath of the floods.
Flood damage was also reported in Orhangazi district.
İçişleri Bakanımız Sayın Süleyman Soylu, İçişleri Bakan Yardımcımız Sayın İsmail Çataklı, Vali @YakupCanbolat
ve Bursa Büyükşehir Belediye Başkanımız Alinur Aktaş Kestel İlçemizin Dudaklı Mahallesinde Meydana Gelen Sel Felaketi İle İlgili İncelemelerde Bulundu. pic.twitter.com/TPrM1pe2nc
— T.C. Bursa Valiliği #EvdeHayatVar 🏠 (@BursaValiligi) June 22, 2020
Tüm ekipler, sel bölgesinde canla başla çalışarak vatandaşlarımıza destek oluyor. İnşallah bu günleri kısa sürede atlatacağız. pic.twitter.com/V9f3gmGIX0
— ÖNDER TANIR 🇹🇷 (@ondertanir16) June 21, 2020
Bir daha yaşanmaması ümidiyle #Kestel pic.twitter.com/cgy87kBPjr
— Ahmet çalış (@flankes34) June 22, 2020
Bursa Kestel İlçesi Dudaklı Köyü.
Sel felaketi, Allah korumuş can kaybı yok. pic.twitter.com/ffsQ3TBLYW
— Levent Özeren (@lvntozrn) June 21, 2020