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At least four people were killed and a further 19 injured – some seriously – after severe weather struck the Turkish city of Istanbul on Monday, local authorities have announced.
According to a statement from the governor’s office, one foreign national and three Turkish citizens have died, while three of the 19 injured remain in a serious condition.

We are praying for God’s mercy for those who have lost their lives, sending condolences to their relatives, and wishing a speedy recovery for the injured,” reads the statement.

Istanbul has been battling severe weather since the early hours of Monday, with social media filled with terrifying videos of wind-shorn roofs, wrecked buildings, fallen trees, overturned cars, and flying debris.

        <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Seems all the newly built verandas, balcony window structures cannot resist the extreme whirlwind of <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/lodos?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#lodos</a> in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Istanbul?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Istanbul</a> <br>The governors office issued a warning last night and this morning but nothing prepared the city for this type of <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/windstorm?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#windstorm</a><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/F%C4%B1rt%C4%B1na?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Fırtına</a> <a href="https://t.co/uPEESW0MNs">pic.twitter.com/uPEESW0MNs</a></p>&mdash; Güldenay Sonumut (@Guldenay007) <a href="https://twitter.com/Guldenay007/status/1465300770413236236?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 29, 2021</a></blockquote> 

The Bosphorus strait has been closed to maritime traffic and ferry services have been suspended.

The storm has also prompted the cancelation of several Istanbul-bound flights.

        <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="und" dir="ltr">Jako nevrijeme danas pogodilo je Tursku. Nažalost, za sada je poginulo 3 osobe a 9 je povrijeđeno.<br><br>Na snimku vidimo kako jak vjetar ruši ovu veliku sahat kulu u Istanbulu.<br><br>Da Allah Uzvišeni pomogne i sačuva našu braću i sestre u Turskoj. 🇹🇷 🤲<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/istanbul?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#istanbul</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/turkiye?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#turkiye</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/wind?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#wind</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/storm?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#storm</a> <a href="https://t.co/z7jPtw35dT">pic.twitter.com/z7jPtw35dT</a></p>&mdash; Republika Turska (@RepublikaTurska) <a href="https://twitter.com/RepublikaTurska/status/1465328597212798980?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 29, 2021</a></blockquote> 

Reports of damage have also come in from other regions of the country, with storm warnings remaining in place for Tuesday.
https://ift.tt/3BMbSMj 29, 2021 at 09:32PM
from RT – Daily news

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