Turkey's flash flooding death toll rises to 82

The death toll from Turkey's flash floods along the northern Black Sea coast has risen to 82, the country's disaster agency said on Saturday.

A total of 71 people were killed in Kastamonu province, 10 in Sinop province and one other in Bartın province, The Turkish disaster management agency, AFAD, said.

Torrential rains battered the Black Sea provinces in northwestern Turkey on Aug. 11, causing floods that destroyed homes and bridges while sweeping away cars and blocking access to roads.

Sixteen people have been reported missing, 10 in Kastamonu and six in Sinop province, AFAD said. 

A police boat and police divers continue searching for people still unaccounted for in an area where the Ezine stream flows into the Black Sea, where the floods are feared to have carried away some of the missing.

Some 2,400 people were evacuated across the region amid the floods, with many being housed temporarily housed in student dormitories.

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