Seven killed in Turkish floods

Published July 24th, 2002 - 02:00 GMT

Seven people, the majority of them children, have been killed in floods caused by heavy rain overnight in several parts of Turkey, the Anatolia news agency reported Tuesday.  


In the central province of Yozgat, a woman, 37, and three of her small children drowned, while a fourth child went missing when their house in Karalar village was swept away by the gushing waters. In the meantime, in the neighboring province of Corum, a 13-year-old shepherd drowned while another was killed by lightning.  


A 19-year-old man was killed and three members of his family were wounded in the eastern province of Kars when their house collapsed in the floods. The floods have inundated dozens of houses and left several village roads impassable, the agency added. ( 

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