Landslide in Turkey

Eleven people were killed when landslides caused by torrential rain razed several homes in a town in northeast Turkey, the state-run Anatolian news agency said on Friday.

AP: "The Interior Ministry said 11 people were killed and two were reported missing. Rescuers later pulled out the body of an elderly woman, the Anatolia news agency reported, raising the death toll to 12."

The landslide hit dozens of homes in Gundogdu, in the tea-growing Black Sea province of Rize. The region has become prone to landslides because of deforestation to clear way for plantations.

 

Source: Glidenumber

Source: AP

Disaster Information
Name: 
LS Land slide
Region: 
TUR Turkey
Occurance Date: 
27/08/2010
latitude: 
41.9318
longitude: 
34.3082