The heavy rain that started in the evening in the city had a negative impact on life.
While floods occurred in some towns and villages, roads also collapsed.
Citizens had a hard time in the flood in the Kireçlik location of the Ihlara road.
Health, fire, police and gendarmerie teams were sent to the region.
13 people who were trapped in their vehicles due to the flood, in which many vehicles were damaged, were rescued by the gendarmerie and AFAD teams. The rescued people were referred to Aksaray Training and Research Hospital.
The teams reached the lifeless body of Gülseren E, who was caught in the flood waters in Kireçlik location. On the other hand, it was learned that a baby was missing and search efforts were continuing.
“As of now, 14 disaster victims have been intervened and 13 of our citizens have been discharged.”
Aksaray Governor Mehmet Ali Kumbuzoğlu stated that 14 people were rescued from the flood caused by heavy rainfall in the city, the body of one person was reached, and search and rescue teams were trying to reach a baby.
Governor Kumbuzoğlu said that a crisis desk was established after the flood and that work continues in the region.
Stating that the state is on the field with all its institutions and facilities, Kumbuzoğlu said:
“Flood disasters have occurred in Sevinçli and Güçlükaya villages and Kireçlik locality in our province. As of now, 14 disaster victims have been intervened and 13 of our citizens have been discharged. One citizen’s treatment continues and his life is not in danger. Unfortunately, one of our citizens lost his life at the scene. In line with the reports received. Aksaray Municipality, Special Provincial Administration, UMKE, AFAD, DSI, Highways, police and gendarmerie and our state are in the field with all their institutions and facilities. Search and rescue investigations continue. From the first minute of the flood, our institutions have been in a coordinated manner. “We wish God’s mercy on our deceased citizen and a speedy recovery to our injured people. Get well soon to all of us.”
“We continue search and rescue activities on a 24-hour basis”
AFAD President Okay Memiş said that after the flood disaster in Aksaray, they continued their search and rescue activities on a 24-hour basis.
Memiş examined the flood-affected areas in Aksaray and received information about search and rescue efforts.
Emphasizing that the work continues and that they evaluate every report, Memiş said:
“As AFAD, we, as of yesterday, gave warnings about risky provinces throughout Turkey, within the framework of the information we received from the General Directorate of Meteorology. We identified possible risky places both yesterday and today. We gave an orange alert in Samsun and its region, and a yellow alert in Central Anatolia. Hatay’ While we were on our way to intervene in the incident in Samsun, we received notices from Aksaray and Nevşehir. Unfortunately, our teams had to intervene in 3 incidents in Aksaray. In a village connected to the center, we found that citizens were trying to cross the road despite the current. “As a result, the lady in a vehicle was caught in the water with her husband. We reached the funeral of the lady. In another vehicle, the husband and wife were rescued by themselves, their 3-month-old baby was drowned in the water. Our search for the missing baby continues.”
Memiş said that a vehicle rolled into the stream while the search was being carried out.
Stating that the citizen in the vehicle that rolled into the creek was also rescued, Memiş continued as follows:
“We attach great importance to the incoming reports, we continue the search and rescue activities on a 24-hour basis. We coordinated the search and rescue activities as AFAD under the leadership of the Aksaray Governorship. We are on the field with 150 people together with Aksaray Municipality, Special Provincial Administration, UMKE, gendarmerie, and police teams. Finding our lost baby and reporting them.” “We will continue our work until the morning to evaluate it. I wish God’s mercy on our citizen who lost his life.”
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