An aerial view shows the Ezine Stream carrying away debris after deadly flash floods broke it's banks in Bozkurt town in the district of Kastamonu / AFP via Getty Images

The death toll in Turkey has risen to 70 and 47 people remain missing due to flash floods.

Torrential rain across the Black Sea’s coastal provinces of Bartin, Kastamonu, Sinop and Samsun triggered flooding last Wednesday.

As many as 60 people died as a result of floods in Kastamonu province. Another nine people died in Sinop and one in Bartin, the Disaster and Emergency Management Directorate (AFAD) said.

Homes and bridges were demolished while cars were swept away.

There have been 47 people reported missing in Kastamonu and Sinop.

More than 2,000 people were evacuated from affected areas, some with the help of helicopters and boats, AFAD said.

Last week, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu called the scenes "the most severe flood disaster” he has ever seen.

Weather forecasters warned of further flooding due to expected heavy rainfall on Monday in Black Sea provinces to the east of the regions affected last week.

Turkey’s Black Sea region frequently experiences severe rains and flash flooding.

At least six people were killed in floods that hit the eastern Black Sea coastal province of Rize last month.

It comes after Turkey was hit by some of the largest wildfires in the country’s history.

During the last two weeks, raging wildfires burned tens of thousands of hectares of forest along its southern coast.

Last month, Turkey registered its highest temperature since 1961 – 49.1C (120.4F) in the southeastern town of Cizre.

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