2020 Van avalanches

  • 2020 van avalanches
    bahçesaray is located in turkey
    bahçesaray
    bahçesaray
    bahçesaray is located in middle east
    bahçesaray
    bahçesaray
    date4–5 february 2020 (2020-02-05)
    locationbahçesaray, van, turkey
    coordinates38°7′43″n 42°48′27″e / 38°7′43″n 42°48′27″e / 38.12861; 42.80750
    causeheavy snowfall
    deaths4 feb: 5
    5 feb: 36
    total: 41
    non-fatal injuries84

    in february 2020, two avalanches occurred near bahçesaray in turkey's eastern van province. the first, on 4 february, buried two vehicles, leading to a rescue operation involving around 350 people. the second, on 5 february, occurred while this operation was ongoing. at least 41 people were killed in the two avalanches, with 84 others being injured, six seriously.

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2020 Van avalanches
Bahçesaray is located in Turkey
Bahçesaray
Bahçesaray
Bahçesaray is located in Middle East
Bahçesaray
Bahçesaray
Date4–5 February 2020 (2020-02-05)
LocationBahçesaray, Van, Turkey
Coordinates38°7′43″N 42°48′27″E / 38°7′43″N 42°48′27″E / 38.12861; 42.80750
CauseHeavy snowfall
Deaths4 Feb: 5
5 Feb: 36
Total: 41
Non-fatal injuries84

In February 2020, two avalanches occurred near Bahçesaray in Turkey's eastern Van Province. The first, on 4 February, buried two vehicles, leading to a rescue operation involving around 350 people. The second, on 5 February, occurred while this operation was ongoing. At least 41 people were killed in the two avalanches, with 84 others being injured, six seriously.