About 40 dead in Turkey avalanche disaster
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- Emergency service members carry a casualty at the site of avalanche near the town of Bahcesehir, in Van province, eastern Turkey, on 5 February.
Dozens of rescue workers are missing after being hit by an avalanche while on a mission to find two people missing in a previous snow-slide. The emergency services were called to a highway near the mountain-surrounded town in Van province, which borders Iran, after an avalanche struck late Tuesday, burying a snow-clearing vehicle and a minibus.(Yilmaz Sonmez/IHA via AP)
Aided by sniffer dogs, Turkish rescue workers scanned an avalanche field in eastern Turkey on Thursday, searching for a final missing person after two avalanches that killed dozens, Turkish news agencies reported.
The private DHA news agency said two more bodies were recovered Thursday, bringing the death toll from the two avalanches to 40.