Last Updated: Friday, July 19, 2013

Turkey landslide: 5 killed, 12 injured

Landslide in Turkey has claimed lives of five people and injured 12 others, local medias reported.

Landslide buried six houses near the town of Dortyol in the border province of Hatay. Landslide disaster occurred near Turkey’s border with Syria.

Following Turkish government's Disaster and Emergency Management Directorate (AFAD), helicopters have rescued at least nine people. The Health Ministry has deployed an ambulance helicopter.

Turkey is prone to deadly landslides. Heavy downpour causes extreme flooding and landslides in Turkey.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 19, 2013

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