Death toll from floods in northern Turkey reaches 27

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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish officials say search crews have recovered 10 more bodies overnight, raising the death toll from floods and mudslides that struck the north of the country to 27. The floods battered Black Sea coastal provinces on Wednesday, demolishing homes and bridges and sweeping away cars. Hundreds of people were rescued by helicopters. The Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency said Friday rescuers recovered 10 more bodies in worst-hit Kastamonu, bringing the fatality toll to 27. An 80-year-old woman was reported missing in Bartin province and several were injured there when part of a bridge caved in. Floodwaters inundated much of a town in Kastamonu, where one building collapsed and a second was severely damaged.

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