Nine people killed in northern Turkey floods

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July 4, 2012, 5:25 p.m. |

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ANKARA, Turkey — Flash flooding caused by torrential rains has killed nine people, including at least four children, in northern Turkey, authorities said Wednesday.

The state-run Anadolu agency reported that the downpours caused a river to burst its banks late Tuesday, inundating homes and shops and stranding cars in the Black Sea port city of Samsun

Two brothers, aged 1 and 5 years old, and a father and his two sons, aged 9 and 16, drowned when the flood hit their homes, it said.

The country's emergency management authority said in a statement that at least nine people were killed and another one was missing in Samsun. It said 21 people were injured.

In 2010, 12 people were killed in a major landslide and flood in the tea-growing Black Sea province of Rize.

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