Deadly flash floods hit northwestern Turkey

Emergency workers were searching for a missing person as gushing waters flooded homes and swamped cars leaving drivers stranded in streets, Izmir Municipality officials said in a written statement.

Footage released by Izmir Municipality showed heavy rains causing a river to burst its banks as water raged through the streets.

Home to 4 million people, the city saw rainfall of 113 kilograms per square meter in six hours, municipality officials said adding 673 homes and workplaces were submerged in flash waters and more than 20 people were stranded.