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Nine dead from bad weather in Turkey

Nine dead from bad weather in Turkey

Rescuers in Turkey searched Monday for 11 missing crew members of a cargo ship that sank in the Black Sea during a storm that killed at least nine people, including one on board, Turkish Interior Minister Ali said. Yerlikaya.

He said the Turkish ship Kafkametler, with 12 members on board, sank off the coast of Eregli in northwestern Zonguldak province in Turkey and that the body of one crew member had been recovered.

The ship's captain had reported on Sunday morning that the ship was heading towards a breakwater in Eregli.

The ship may have hit the breakwater structure.

Turkey was hit by powerful storms on Sunday, while stormy rainy weather prevented rescue teams from carrying out search operations by sea and air until Monday morning.

Yerlikaya said storms and floods across Turkey over the weekend killed four people in the southeastern province of Batman, as well as another three in Zonguldak and another in Diyarbakir, also in the southeast./rel

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