Ankara, Aug 30: Death toll due to flooding in Turkey’s Black Sea province of Giresun has risen to 10, informed the country’s interior minister said on Sunday.
Turkey’s interior minister Suleyman Soylu told reporters during his visit to the affected area that rescue teams are still searching for five people missing after floods in the region.
Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) in a statement said that about 988 personnel and 288 vehicles are currently involved in rescue efforts.
Latest reports suggest that 157 people have been rescued thus far, with at least 12 of them being in injured condition.
Environment and Urbanization Minister Murat Kurum told reporters that at least 17 buildings have been destroyed while 361 other structures were slightly damaged due to the floods.
Agriculture and Forestry Minister Bekir Pakdemirli saying that damage assessments were ongoing, adding that farmlands seemed to have suffered less damage than initially estimated.
According to a report by Anadolu around 9 million Turkish liras ($1.23 million) have been used for recovery and rehabilitation work in the region.