Man ‘surfs’ his car bonnet to escape as flash floods hit Turkish capital

5th May 2018 – A torrential flood has swept through a district in the Turkish capital of Ankara, sending vehicles downstream and damaging local businesses. The rain was expected to last for three hours but instead came down in nine minutes, causing flooding in Ankara’s Mamak district in what’s been described as a “natural disaster like never before”. Four people were injured in the floods, which damaged more than 160 cars and 25 businesses, Turkish Social Security Minister Julide Sarieroglu said.