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Ankara (AFP) July 4, 2012
Nine people, including at least four children, have died in flooding triggered by torrential rains on Turkey's Black Sea coast, the Anatolia news agency reported Wednesday.
Another four people are believed to be missing, including a toddler, after the floods which have prompted the evacuation of a number of riverside villages in and around the Black Sea port city of Samsun.
Rescuers found the bodies of five people in the basement of a block of flats Samsun, which was badly affected by the freak rains. The body of another man was found in the rubble of a bridge which collapsed in rural Samsun.
Three people, among them a six-year-old girl, were also found dead in a car that was swept away by floodwaters after a seven-hour torrent, Anatolia said.
A rescue team of 12 divers are looking for a toddler believed to be in the same car, as well as three others who might have been swept away in their vehicles
The disaster has prompted the evacuation of riverside villages, where hundreds of farm animals drowned before they could be transported.
The heavy rains are are expected to continue throughout the week, local meteorological officials in Samsun have warned.
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Northeast India floods kill 79, displace two million
Guwahati, India (AFP) July 2, 2012
At least 79 people have died and 2.2 million forced to leave their homes over the last week as torrential monsoon rains triggered floods across India's northeast, officials said Monday. Assam state, which borders Bhutan and Bangladesh, has been worst hit with the massive Brahmaputra river breaching its banks, while extensive flooding has also hit the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and ... read more
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