Huge Sandstorm Engulfs Turkish Capital


The Turkish capital of Ankara was hit by a huge sandstorm on Saturday injuring atleast six people.

The mayor’s office shared a video on twitter where a large dust cloud engulfed the city.

“Six citizens were lightly wounded by objects in the air after strong winds in Polatli and surrounding districts according to initial information,” said Ankara governor Vasip Sahin on twitter.

Turkish General Directorate of Meteorology tweeted informing that the sandstorms and rains would continue until 1600hrs GMT in the capital.

The directorate later issued a warning of strong winds and sandstorms for the neighbouring province of Kirikkale in central Turkey.

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