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The rain, accompanied by northeaster winds and hail, led to floods, especially at high points in İzmir.
Turkey's western province of İzmir was hit by a flash flood caused by heavy rain that lasted around half an hour at around noon on Wednesday.

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Flooding in İzmir
The rain, accompanied by northeaster winds and hail, led to floods, especially at high points in İzmir. Meanwhile, social media users circulated striking photographs on the Internet showing the gravity of the situation. The photograph of a man drifting away in a flood in the Gültepe neighborhood particularly drew attention on the Internet. Adem Altıparmak, the man seen in the picture, managed to survive after he was dragged around 400 meters in the flood.

In the meantime, cars sustained severe damage due to the flood. The local administrator of the Trakya neighborhood told the Cihan news agency the area is often damaged by flash floods and that he petitioned the İzmir Metropolitan Municipality twice for gutters to be built to evacuate the rainfall. He added that a local lost his life in a flash flood last year.