Floods hit northwest Turkey; five killed, one missing

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Flash floods caused by torrential rains in northwest Turkey have left at least five people dead, officials said yesterday.

The floods hit the town of Kestel, in Bursa province, late last Sunday, sweeping away five members of a family and trapping a woman with disabilities inside her home.

By yesterday morning, rescue workers found the body of the woman and recovered the bodies of four of the people washed away by the flood, the local governor’s office said.

A search was underway for one person who remains missing.