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Heavy rain, flash floods hit Istanbul

Christian Fernsby ▼ | August 17, 2019
Heavy downpours pounded Istanbul and other cities in northwestern Turkey on Saturday after a dayslong heatwave, disrupting public transport and traffic in various areas.
Flood in Istanbul
Weather   Flood in Istanbul
Flash floods were reported in lower parts and seafront areas of the city including major transport hubs such as Eminönü, Beşiktaş, Üsküdar, Karaköy, Kadıköy and Kabataş.

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The lifeless body of a man was found under the Unkapanı Underpass near the Golden Horn in Fatih district.

Reports said the man could be one of the homeless seeking shelter in the underpass, where floodwaters reached 190 centimeters in depth.

It is not clear whether the man drowned during the flood or was unconscious or dead before the flood.

The pedestrian underpass in Eminönü Square on the European side was filled with floodwaters as the shops inside suffered great damage.

Avenues leading to Üsküdar Square by the Bosporus once again served as streams, flooding the square and producing images as if the sea met the land.