Flash flooding caused by torrential rains has killed eight people, including at least four children in northern Turkey, authorities said Wednesday.
The downpours caused a river to burst its banks late Tuesday, inundating homes and shops and stranding cars in the Black Sea port city of Samsun, the state-run Anadolu agency reported Wednesday.
Two brothers, aged 1 and 5, as well as a father and his two sons, aged 9 and 16, were drowned when the flood hit their homes, it said.
The country's emergency management authority said at least eight people were killed and two others were missing in Samsun. It said 21 people were injured.
In 2010, 12 people were killed in a major landslide and flood in the tea-growing Black Sea province of Rize.
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