Sunday, May 6, 2018

Turkey floods: Cars swept downstream as heavy rainfall hits Ankara

A torrential flood has swept through a district in the Turkish capital of Ankara, sending vehicles downstream and damaging local businesses.

More than 160 cars and 25 businesses were
damaged in the floods, authorities said.
The rain was expected to last for three hours on Saturday afternoon (local time), but instead came down in nine minutes, causing flooding in Ankara's Mamak district.

Ankara's Mayor, Mustafa Tuna, told local media it was a "natural disaster like never before”.

Four people were injured in the floods, which damaged more than 160 cars and 25 businesses, Turkish Social Security Minister Julide Sarieroglu said.


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