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Death Toll Hits 59 In Flood In Turkey

Tue., July 18, 1995

The death toll in a flash flood that swept through Senirkent, a southern town, rose to 59 on Monday when rescue workers recovered more bodies, state television said.

Eleven bodies remained trapped, it said.

Heavy rain on Thursday caused a landslide in Senirkent, 240 miles southwest of the capital of Ankara, burying houses in up to 6 feet of mud and rocks.

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