Flooding caused by torrential rain has hit two counties devastated by last month’s earthquake, which killed at least five people and compounded the misery of thousands of homeless people, officials said.
A number of other people were also reported missing in Wednesday’s floods.
One person was killed in the town of Tut in southeastern Adiyaman province, where rising waters swept away a container house housing a group of quake survivors, Governor Numan Hatipoglu said. Four people were reported missing.
Four other people were killed and two firefighters were reported missing from the flooding in neighboring Sanliurfa province, governor Salih Ayhan told HaberTurk television.
Several people were evacuated from a soggy campsite in Sanliurfa where earthquake survivors sheltered in tents. Patients were also evacuated from a hospital, HaberTurk reported.
Television footage from there also showed floodwaters pouring down a street and sweeping away cars.
The powerful earthquakes that hit parts of Turkey and Syria on February 6 killed more than 52,000 people — the vast majority in Turkey. More than 200,000 buildings in Turkey collapsed or were severely damaged.