Two die In Istanbul floods: official-VIDEO-UPDATED

Two die In Istanbul floods: official-VIDEO -UPDATED
# 06 September 2023 08:26 (UTC +04:00)

Twelve individuals injured in the Istanbul flood have been hospitalized, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said, APA reports.


Two people died on Tuesday in flash floods from torrential rains that turned the streets of Istanbul into rushing rivers, officials said, APA reports citing AFP.

The nightime storm partially flooded a subway station and forced the evacuation of dozens of people from a city library, media reports said.

Television and social media images showed rushing waters sweeping away cars and city market stalls.

The governor's office said two people died.

The rains followed a particularly dry summer that saw the water reservoirs of the city of 16 million people fall to nine-year lows.

Türkiye's emergency service said two people also died on Tuesday and four were missing in floods that hit the northwestern city of Kirklareli.