Flash floods overwhelm Turkey

Floodwaters strand motorists in Istanbul

Floodwaters strand motorists in Istanbul

The heaviest rainfall in at 80 years has sent flash floods barreling across a major highway and into busy business areas of Istanbul, Turkey.

Floodwaters trapped factory workers and truck drivers in their vehicles and more than 30 people drowned.

The weather office said more than 130 mm of rain fell in a matter of hours.

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