At least six people died and one went missing after floods and landslides caused by heavy rains in the Black Sea region of Turkey.
After heavy rainfall hit northeastern Rize province on July 14, landslides wreaked havoc in some areas, ripping chunks of rock from hills and piling debris on flood-flooded streets.
The epicenters are the Guneisu and Chaeli districts, located on steep hills in difficult terrain, where the mountains run parallel to the sea.
Governor Rize's office said in a statement that floods and landslides have been reported in many places across the province, adding that most rainfall fell in Gunneisu, where 207 kilograms of rain fell for every square meter.
Rescue teams were looking for people who went missing after heavy rains that caused floods and subsequent landslides.
The death toll has increased to six, the bodies of five more people were found, who were previously considered missing.
The authorities announced that, along with divers, additional teams and search and rescue dogs from neighboring provinces were brought in to provide assistance.
They also noted that about 5 million Turkish Lira (US $ 582,000) will be sent to the region to assist in the recovery.