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Flash floods wreck havoc in Bodrum after intense raining.
A massive amount of rain late on Tuesday caused flash floods in Turkey's tourist resort town of Bodrum, inundating the area with so much water that cars were floating in the streets.

The three-hour downpour was so intense that flash floods quickly enveloped many streets in Bodrum, an Aegean resort town in Muğla province, causing significant physical damage as the tourist season comes to a close.

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The damage was mostly visible in Şakir and Dere streets, where at least 20 cars were dragged away by flash floods.

Access to streets was also blocked due to the floods.


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At least five cars were seen floating in the Bitez and Ortakent-Yahşi neighborhood. First responders from the Turkish Search and Rescue Society (AKUT) saved drivers who were trapped in the cars. AKUT personnel and firefighters also rescued at least 40 people who were stranded in their houses due to the flooding.

Dozens of houses and businesses were damaged by the high waters, and residents complained afterwards about urban redevelopment that they said had led to the floods. At least eight people who were injured were taken to Bodrum State Hospital.

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