6 Dead in Storm as Turkish Tornado Gusts Hit 117 MPH

Turkey was hit by severe stormy weather overnight, and shortly after sunrise Tuesday, at least six people were killed and 52 injured in the western province of Sivas. Six people died in a violent…

6 Dead in Storm as Turkish Tornado Gusts Hit 117 MPH

Turkey was hit by severe stormy weather overnight, and shortly after sunrise Tuesday, at least six people were killed and 52 injured in the western province of Sivas.

Six people died in a violent storm overnight in the southwestern city of Sivas, disaster and emergency service officials said.

A father and his two sons were crushed to death after a house collapsed in the storm, officials said. A further six people were injured in the storm.

The storm also left damaged roofing, twisted sheet metal and waterlogged streets throughout Sivas, a city of some 300,000 people.

Also overnight, a gale-force wind gust of 153 kilometers per hour (93 mph) was recorded in southeast Turkey’s Bayrakli province, the Anadolu Agency reported.

Officials also said that a woman and three children were killed in a collapsed house in central Sirnak province, near Istanbul.

A fifth person was killed in the northern city of Konya in a “comical” chain of accidents due to high winds.

Authorities said a motorcycle collided with a car, a woman was injured when the car she was riding hit a power line and another woman hit a man after he fell from the sky.

Weather officials said more bad weather was expected on Tuesday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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