Man killed in flooding in Turkish capital

ISTANBUL (AP) – Heavy rains in the Turkish capital on Saturday led to flooding that killed one person, authorities said.

Search and rescue teams found the body of the 27-year-old man, who worked as a bus driver, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported.

A spokesman for the Turkish Interior Ministry said earlier that authorities had received a tip that a person was missing in the storm. Forty-four search and rescue personnel were sent to the area along with the Ankara Fire Department. The man’s body was found near a riverbed among tree branches.

Ankara Mayor Mansur Yavas tweeted that 35 people have been rescued. He reported flooding at 300 locations, 35 fallen trees and the collapse of 23 roofs and three power poles. More than 3,000 employees continue their work in the affected areas.

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