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Heavy rains cause flash floods in northeastern Turkey

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The fell through Turkey's northeastern province on Saturday, bringing flooding across the area. Some roads were blocked in the district of Borçka due to the .

Heavy rain hit northeastern Turkey on Saturday.

Streams overflowed in Artvin province and some roads were blocked in the district of Borçka due to the .

There was no loss of life following the heavy rainfall, Artvin Governor Yılmaz Doruk told Anadolu Agency.

"There are partial flash floods, but at the moment they are containable as the rain began to slow," Doruk said.

Roads briefly closed to traffic have been reopened after necessary measures were taken, according to Borçka District Mayor Ercan Orhan.

A total of 13 people previously trapped in their homes as a result of the overflow from the streams were rescued by Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) teams, Orhan told reporters on Saturday.

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