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Turkey : Land Slide : 2005/03/17

GLIDE:  LS-2005-000046-TUR

Duration 2005/03/17
Country or District Turkey
Name Land Slide
Outline A landslide in the northeastern turkish province of Sivas buried 24 houses and 17 people Thursday, the provincial governor said.
Summary
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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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.