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Downpour in Turkiye’s capital leads to flash floods, leaves 1 dead

Baku, June 12, AZERTAC

Adownpour in the capital Ankara led to the overflow of Tatlar Stream and flash floods across the city under heavy rain as search and rescue teams recovered the body of a person who was caught in the floodwaters, according to Daily Sabah.

Altındağ Karapürçek neighborhood's Tatlar Stream overflowed due to the heavy rain, and many vehicles were dragged away by the floodwaters.

Ilkay Yiğit, a 27-year-old, who works as a shuttle driver at a rehabilitation center, was swept away by the floodwaters.

Upon the report of the loss, a Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) team of 21 and a Gendarmerie Search and Rescue (JAK) team of 23 were dispatched to the region.

As a result of the search efforts supported by Ankara Metropolitan Municipality firefighters, Yiğit's lifeless body was found on the edge of the stream, among tree branches that were also swept away by the floodwaters.

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