A freak sandstorm hit Ankara on Saturday, the Turkish capital’s mayor mentioned, as officers mentioned six folks had been injured after robust winds.
A spectacular video shared by the mayor’s workplace confirmed a big beige mud cloud enveloping buildings.
Polatlı ilçemizde meydana gelen kum fırtınası nedeniyle ilçe halkımıza geçmiş olsun dileklerimi iletiyorum.
Ekiplerimiz tüm birimleriyle teyakkuzda olup kent genelinde nöbetini sürdürmektedir.
Başkent 153 hattımızdan günün her saati bize ulaşabilirsiniz. pic.twitter.com/2V1Lle7Zd1
— Mansur Yavaş (@mansuryavas06) September 12, 2020
Another video posted on social media by the Turkish General Directorate of Meteorology confirmed huge mud clouds hanging above houses within the capital, and lightning.
The directorate tweeted that the sandstorm and rains would proceed till 1600 GMT within the capital, which since late final month has been going via a dry interval and heatwave.
It later issued a warning of robust winds and sandstorms for the neighbouring of province, Kirikkale, in central Turkey.
“Six citizens were lightly wounded by objects in the air after strong winds in Polatli and surrounding districts according to initial information,” Ankara governor Vasip Sahin mentioned on Twitter.
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