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Massive sandstorm engulfs Turkish capital

Massive sandstorm engulfs Turkish capital

A sandstorm hits Polatlı and Haymana districts in the capital Ankara on Sept. 12, left six people injured.
13.09.2020 - 08:58

A sandstorm hit the Turkish capital Ankara on Saturday, affecting daily life in the city.

SANDSTORM CAUSED PANIC AMONG RESIDENTS

According to initial reports, six people were mildly injured after being hit by “flying objects,” Vasip Sahin, the governor of the capital, said on Twitter. “There is no immediate report of loss of life or property for now," he said.

A spectacular video shared by the mayor's office showed a large beige dust cloud enveloping buildings.

Massive sandstorm engulfs Turkish capital WATCH

The sandstorm first hit Polatli district of the capital and then engulfed the entire city.

Mursel Yildizkaya, mayor of Polatli, said the entire district was covered with a cloud of dust and small-scale fires broke out due to lightning strikes, but the fires were put out.