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Anadolu Agency reporter still missing in Turkey

Reporter swept away by avalanche on Friday during assignment

Veysel Kara   | 13.05.2019
Anadolu Agency reporter still missing in Turkey

BAYBURT, Turkey 

Turkish rescue teams and gendarmerie units continue search and rescue efforts for an Anadolu Agency correspondent who was swept away by an avalanche in northeastern Turkey on Friday.

Abdulkadir Nisanci was covering road construction works on Mount Soganli, located between northeastern Bayburt and Trabzon provinces, at an altitude of 3,500 meters.

Search mission for Anadolu Agency reporter continues

BAYBURT, TURKEY - MAY 12: Search mission, carried out for Anadolu Agency Bayburt reporter Abdulkadir Nisanci, continues by Underwater Search and Rescue Unit, around the valley where Abdulkadir Nisanci's shoes were found near the Derebasi tunnel, in Bayburt, Turkey on May 12, 2019. Abdulkadir Nisanci, the Anadolu Agency correspondent, who was covering the road construction works on Mount Soganli, located between northeastern Bayburt and Trabzon provinces, went missing after he was swept away by an avalanche in northeast Turkey on Friday. ( Veysel Kara - Anadolu Agency )

Nisanci slipped when a mass of snow he stepped on broke loose at Derebasi Curves area, which is known as one of the most dangerous curves in the world.

Teams of the state-run Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), National Medical Search Team (UMKE), Gendarmerie Special Command of Public Security, Gendarmerie search and rescue teams and paramedics were dispatched to the area.

* Writing by Erdogan Cagatay Zontur

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