Death toll from floods in Turkey's Black Sea region rises to 79
The death toll from floods in Turkey's Black Sea region has risen to 79, authorities said Friday.
Heavy rain hit the region in the north of the country last Wednesday, leaving 69 people dead in the province of Kastamonu, said a statement by the Disaster and Emergency Management Agency.
Nine others died in the Sinop province, along with one person in the Bartin province.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan last Friday visited the worst-hit flood area in Bozkurt, Kastamonu, and announced that places affected had been declared disaster zones and are slated for government aid.