This is a new ordeal after the devastating earthquake of February 6: Pictures on social media show the insane torrents on Wednesday, March 15 in the city of Sanliurfa, southeastern Turkey, which turned streets into rivers, flooded highways and cars. The reason is heavy rain.
The first report shows that at least ten people were killed, not only in Sanliurfa, but also in the neighboring province of Adiyaman, which was also affected by the bad weather. Nine people died in the town of Sanliurfa, including five Syrians who were found dead in the basement of a building, and two others are missing, according to Turkey’s official Anadolu news agency.
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In the neighboring province of Adiyaman, which was also affected by heavy rains, one person died and three are currently wanted. Anadolu said the victim was inside a container that had been converted into an emergency shelter when she got stuck in the water.
Many of the earthquake survivors were temporarily housed in tent and container villages in eleven provinces of quake-stricken Turkey. Pictures taken on Wednesday showed roads in Sanliurfa turning into brown torrents carrying cars and trucks.
A video clip circulating on social media shows Sanliurfa Hospital with its feet in the water.
Other images, taken in Malatya province, which borders Adiyaman province, also show rising water around the white tents in which survivors of the February 6 earthquake took refuge.
The human losses in the earthquake exceeded 50,000 dead. According to the latest count of the authorities, 13.5 million people were affected.