Turkey : Avalanche : 2020/02/04-05
|Country or District||Turkey|
|Outline||Two avalanches occurred in the area between the Bahçesaray and Çatak districts (eastern Van province) of Turkey on 4 and 5 February 2020, killing 39 and injuring 84.|
|Human Impact||Physical Impact||Others|
AFAD situation Report 2020/2/5
Snow avalanches occurred twice at Van Province. 5 people were killed by the first avalanche on 4 Februay, and 33 people including search and resucure team of AFAD were killed, and 53 injured.
According to the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD), as of 6 February 2020, 5 people died on 4 February 2020, following the first avalanche, and another 33 people on 5 February 2020 in the second avalanche which occurred during search operations.