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Four die in Turkey flash floods


Flash floods and a landslide triggered by heavy rainfall in north-east Turkey have killed at least four people, state media reports.

Three members of one family died when their house was crushed by a landslide on Wednesday night near the border with Georgia, Anatolia news agency reported.

One three-year-old girl was rescued from the house and search teams are looking for a fifth family member.

An elderly woman drowned in a nearby village, Anatolia reported.

Mustafa Yemlihalioglu, the governor of Artvin province, said several buildings in the area had collapsed but had been evacuated before the overnight flooding.

Earlier this month, more than 30 people were killed by flash floods in Istanbul and other parts of north-west Turkey after two days of torrential rainfall - the worst in 80 years.

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