6 dead, 10 missing as flooding hits Turkey’s Black Sea coast

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish officials say six people have died and 10 others are missings in floods caused by heavy rain along Turkey’s Black Sea coast. The flooding hit the mountain town of Dereli in Giresun province. The interior minister said Sunday while visiting the town that 153 other people had been rescued. Two of the dead were police officers whose vehicle was swept away by the floods. Television footage showed vehicles and debris being carried by floodwaters along the main road in Dereli. Officials said 98 villages were cut off by the floods and more heavy rains were forecast for the region.