NWDHurricanesExtreme Storm Killed 6 People & Injured People in Istanbul, Turkey

Extreme Storm Killed 6 People & Injured People in Istanbul, Turkey

Extreme Storm Killed 6 People

As a result of a powerful storm that struck the largest city in Turkey Istanbul and its surroundings on Monday, at least 6 people were killed and dozens were injured.

According to the Meteorological Service, the winds were 80 mph (130 km/h) and this can be considered one of the most aggressive storms in recent years in Turkey. Two women died in the Istanbul districts of Esenyurt and Sultangazi. In Esenyurt, a woman who covered her child from a roof fall died at the scene, her child was hospitalized. In Kocaeli, a man died while trying to strengthen the roof of his house when a strong wind tore the structure apart and carried it outside. In the northern province of Zonguldak, a construction worker was killed by a collapsed wall.

The Istanbul authorities urged citizens not to go outside unnecessarily late at night due to falling objects and impassable roads. Traffic jams formed in the city, traffic on the bridge across the Bosphorus was suspended. Huge queues have formed at bus stops, and ferry services have been canceled.

In 11 provinces of the country due to bad weather on Tuesday, education at schools and universities was suspended. And at the moment, not all have resumed working, since the danger has not passed and the authorities have not carried out a full assessment of the damage and statistics of the victims!

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