Turkey : Land Slide : 2005/03/17
|Country or District||Turkey|
|Outline||A landslide in the northeastern turkish province of Sivas buried 24 houses and 17 people Thursday, the provincial governor said.|
|Human Impact||Physical Impact||Others|
Channel News Asia 2005/03/18
The site was previously declared risky for settlement by local civil construction authorities, but residents refused to evacuate their homes perched on a slope, Sivas Governor Hasan Canpolat said.
Reuters AlertNet 2005/03/17
A rescue team flew by helicopter to the area in Koyulhisar district of Sivas province, about 450 km (280 miles) east of the capital Ankara.