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Heavy rain kills 2 people in southern Turkey

Mediterranean Mersin province receives 100-160 kilograms per square meter of precipitation

Sezgin Pancar, Dervis Comez and Ahmet Guler   | 07.01.2020
Heavy rain kills 2 people in southern Turkey

MERSIN, Turkey

As heavy rain has swept southern Turkey, at least two people were killed in rain-related incidents on Tuesday.

In the Mediterranean Mersin province, the downpour caused landslide, which destroyed the shelter of six-member family, according to local sources.

Five of them survived the incident, while 62-year-old Ibrahim Onel got stuck under the wreckage and later found dead.

Separately, one person was killed in a road accident when the car of victim slid into a water-filled culvert after losing the control of the steering wheel.

Mersin Governor Ali Ihsan Su said a crisis desk was established to respond the emergency cases, adding that no emergency response is needed currently.

Mersin received 100-160 kilograms per square meter of precipitation, the governor said, citing the meteorological sources.

*Writing by Davut Demircan

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