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Graphic areas affected by floods.


Turkije, Griekenland en Bulgarije getroffen door dodelijke overstromingen

By Jordi Bou

September 6, 2023 - More than ten people have died in Turkey, Greece and Bulgaria as flash after torrential rain flooded homes and businesses and destroyed infrastructure.

In Bulgaria, at least three people died in floods caused by torrential rain in the municipality of Tsarevo in the Black Sea region.

In Turkey, four people died as torrent raged through a campsite in Kirklareli province, not far from Turkey’s north-western border with Bulgaria. Several homes were washed away by the floods in the town of Igneada.

Authorities said a further two people were killed and 31 injured in Istanbul, where images showed cars floating in floodwaters.

Torrential rain and flooding has caused two deaths in Greece, which has been battered by Storm Daniel.

The worst area affected is the central coastal region of Magnesia, where the village of Zagora recorded 754mm of rainfall in 24 hours, compared with an average annual rainfall in the Athens region of about 400mm.

PUBLISHED: 06/09/2023; STORY: Graphic News