ISTANBUL – Turkey's military says two soldiers are missing in a flood after heavy rains pummeled the country's southeast, and Turkish media reported that their armored vehicle had toppled into a river.
In a statement Sunday, the army said the soldiers were on guard in southeastern Sanliurfa province on the border with Syria before being swept away in the flood early Sunday.
Turkey's official Anadolu news agency reported that an armored vehicle carrying four soldiers toppled into an overflowing river. Two of the soldiers escaped but the other two are missing.
Anadolu said the fire department, police divers and drones were helping the military's search-and-rescue mission for the soldiers.