Turkey

Turkey Landslides Jun 1988 UNDRO Information Report 1

Format
Situation Report
Source
Posted
Originally published
UNDRO 88/1290

TURKEY - LANDSLIDES
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO.1
24 JUNE 1988

RAIN-PROVOKED LANDSLIDE HIT CATAK VILLAGE, TRABZON PROVINCE, NORTH-EASTERN TURKEY AT 05.00 GMT ON 23 JUNE 1988. TWO RESTAURANTS, ONE SCHOOL, HOUSES, BUSES AND CARS ENGULFED BY 500,000 CUBIC METERS OF MUD AND ROCK. DEATH TOLL ESTIMATED AT 150/250.

CONTINUING OF LANDSLIDE IS HAMPERING RESCUE OPERATIONS. NO REQUEST FOR INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE RECEIVED BY UNDRO SO FAR.

= ESSAAFI UNDRO GENEVA 28148 +