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    Dramatic scenes as ship runs aground in Turkey

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    A violent storm has forced a cargo ship onto rocks in the southern Turkish city of Antalya.


    One crew member was reported missing as the other 17 were rescued, according to news reports.


    Injured crew members - some seriously hurt - were taken to local hospitals.


    Meteorology officials reported wave height of up to four metres with winds at 90 kilometres per hour. More storms are expected in the region.


    The severe cold weather and snow also effected daily life in north western Turkey.


    Snow was a significant obstruction in the city of Edirne, on the border of Greece and Bulgaria as workers made efforts to keep the main roads of the city open.