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5 dead, 3 missing in floods, landslides in northeast Turkey

At least five people have been killed and three are missing after heavy rains hit Turkey’s northeastern Black Sea coast, triggering floods and landslides, officials and reports say.

A 75-year-old woman was found dead amid the debris of her three-story house in Rize’s Muradiye district, state-run Anadolu Agency reports. Rescuers recover the bodies of three people who died after mudslides partly destroyed a wooden house. The victims also include the head administrator of the nearby village of Asmaliirmak, who died after being swept away by the raging waters.

The heavy rains have also shut down access to dozens of villages and cut off power supplies and more than a hundred people have been evacuated from their homes.

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