Widespread floods and landslides hit Turkey, huge amounts of snow at higher elevations
Torrential rains have been battering Turkey for days beginning Monday, January 6, 2020, disrupting daily life in parts of the country as the downpour sparked widespread flash floods and landslides, claiming at least two lives. Extreme weather conditions led to heavy traffic, travel delays, power outages, and road closures. Huge amounts of snow were also reported at higher elevations.
One house was destroyed by mudslides in the district of Erdemli in Mersin. Five out of six family members survived, while one elderly got stuck under the wreckage and later pronounced dead.