Five people were killed and sixty-three others were injured as a result of a strong storm that hit northwestern Turkey during the past two days.
AFP quoted the Turkish Minister of Health, Fahrettin Koca, as saying today that "the storm Lipcio, with its strong winds of 130 km per hour, led to the uprooting of trees and the blowing off of roofs and clock towers in a number of cities in the Marmara region, including Istanbul, and resulted in the death of five people and the injury of others. 63 others were injured.
The authorities of the Turkish regime indicated that the severity of the storm caused disruptions in air transport and the closure of schools in a number of towns.
Istanbul and other regions in western Turkey were hit by a severe storm that caused material damage and disrupted the movement of ships in the Bosphorus Strait.