At least eight dead in Turkey floods: official

Istanbul: At least eight people were killed and two more missing today in flooding in Turkey’s northeastern Black Sea province of Artvin, officials said.

Artvin governor Kemal Cirit was quoted as saying by the DHA news agency that at least three of those deaths were caused by the collapse of a house in the town of Hopa.

Television pictures showed chaotic scenes as rivers burst their banks and raged down roads, trapping cars and buses.

Artvin province, on the border with Georgia, is known for its high levels of rainfall and regularly has to deal with floods.