21 killed plenty of others trapped in an avalanche at eastern turkey
A landslide in eastern Turkey killing at least 21 citizens, comprising military civilians and police who were trying to save victims of a sooner snowslide, the provincial governor spoke on Wednesday.
The attorney general of the eastern county of Van, Mehmet Emin Bilmez, said the other 30 people had been dragged out of the snow.
It is suspected that more citizens are still being stuck, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu stated earlier, without giving a number.
TV surveillance video from Van’s Bahcesaray neighborhood demonstrates hundreds of people grabbing buried vehicles and other overturned vehicles with shovels and sticks in snowfall and windy conditions.
Soylu stated that the weather in the region made it impossible for the emergency vehicles to work, adding a truck from under 4-5 meters (16 feet) of snow was brought out.
Rescue crews were attempting to evacuate people stuck under a previous avalanche that killed five people on Tuesday. Eight citizens were saved from that landslide, and the subsequent snowslide took place as teams hunted for two further.