Police Conduct Searches Following Deadly Flooding in Southeastern Turkey

Search and rescue operations continued on Saturday, March 18, after severe flooding killed at least 14 people in the southeastern region of the country, Turkish police said.

Footage posted by the Turkish Police Service shows rescue workers navigating flooded areas in the towns of Sanliurfa and Adiyaman in Turkey, according to the post.

The head of Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), Yunus Sezer, said 1047 personnel, including 916 rescuers and 131 divers, were working to recover “lost citizens” as of Saturday. Credit: Turkish Police Service via Storyful

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