Eight killed in Turkey flash floods

Eight people including four children have drowned after torrential rains caused flash flooding in northern Turkey.

Turkey’s emergency management authority said at least eight people were killed and two others were missing in the Black Sea port city ofSamsun, while 21 people were injured.

The state-run Anadolu agency news said the downpours caused a river to burst its banks late yesterday, inundating homes and shops and stranding cars.

It said two brothers, aged one and five, as well as a father and his two sons, aged nine and 16, were drowned when the flood hit their homes.

Authorities have also recovered the body of an unidentified woman elsewhere in the city.

In 2010, 12 people were killed in a major landslide and flood in the tea-growing Black Sea province of Rize.

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