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Floods sweep through Türkiye, leave 9 dead across 3 provinces


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Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya introduced Monday {that a} storm, extreme rainfall and flooding have resulted within the lack of lives within the provinces of Zonguldak, Batman and Diyarbakır, with a complete of 9 residents confirmed lifeless nationwide.

Yerlikaya, talking on the coast the place a Cameroonian-flagged ship, which had break up in two on account of Sunday’s storm within the Karadeniz Ereğli district of Zonguldak, washed ashore, said that the wind pace within the area had often exceeded 70 knots, with wave heights reaching 8-9 meters (26-30 toes) excessive.

Due to hostile climate and sea situations within the area, Yerlikaya reiterated that the Turkish-flagged dry cargo ship Kafkametler, which had departed from the port to go to Izmir, drifted and sank after hitting the breakwater. He reported that the lifeless physique of one of many 12 Turkish crew members on board was recovered within the morning.

The minister additional knowledgeable that the Cameroonian-flagged cargo ship Pallada, anchored on the port, additionally drifted and ran aground, and its 13 crew members have been rescued by firefighting groups. Additionally, the cargo ship SORMOVSKIY 45, additionally flying the Cameroonian flag, was towed by the port tugboat after its rope broke, making certain the security of its 12 crew members.

Search and rescue

Yerlikaya said that search and rescue operations for the 11 lacking crew members from the ship Kafkametler started early this morning with the advance of climate situations. He stated: “Since the ship sank, continuous ground scanning and observation have been carried out. In fact, with this scanning and observation, we found and identified one crew member.”

He supplied data that 797 personnel are taking part in search and rescue operations, using 295 automobiles, two planes, one helicopter and patrol boats intensively, inside the limits permitted by the climate. He expressed hope for reaching the lacking 11 crew members as quickly as attainable.

Helicopters began their actions at 8:55 a.m., and the 2 planes started reconnaissance and commentary work at 10 a.m., in keeping with Yerlikaya. He added: “In the early hours of the morning, the wind speed was lower. When we came here, the wind speed was unfortunately between 15 and 20 knots. Currently, the wave heights are 3-4 meters, but despite this, our colleagues are continuing their activities with great effort.”

Casualties and injury

Yerlikaya reported that in addition to the three individuals who misplaced their lives in Ereğli, one died in Batman and 4 within the Hani district of Diyarbakır because of the storm, flooding and extreme rainfall. He expressed condolences, saying, “May they rest in peace, and my condolences to their precious relatives and our nation.”

Regarding the injury, Yerlikaya talked about that 57 college roofs have been blown off in Zonguldak because of the storm. He said: “For these and other expenses, we have allocated TL 50 million ($1.74 million) from the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) to the discretion of our governor and Provincial Special Administration. We have consulted with our minister of national education, minister of energy, minister of transport and infrastructure, and also minister of environment, urbanization and climate change.”

Yerlikaya shared that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is intently monitoring the developments and offering directions. He famous that they’ve began roof restore work in Ereğli, the place 43 properties and companies misplaced their roofs. The injury is being assessed by the Directorate of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change.

Acknowledging the difficult climate situations, Yerlikaya thanked the officers who’ve proven distinctive efforts because the starting of the incident. He talked about that the physique of the deceased sailor was discovered roughly 600 meters from the navy breakwater and defined the preliminary details about the ship’s collision with the breakwater.

Yerlikaya concluded by stating that the precise location of the sunken ship will likely be decided when climate situations return to regular, emphasizing the continuing efforts to guage injury and supply help funds to residents.

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