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Update: 15:21, 18 April 2012 Wednesday

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Dozens injured in heavy Turkey storm / PHOTO
Dozens injured in heavy Turkey storm / PHOTO
Turkish capital of Ankara. (AA)

Windstorm in Istanbul will continue until noon on Thursday, the Turkish Weather Department said.

Heavy rainfall and windstorm have negatively affected parts of Turkey on Wednesday.

Difficulties were experienced in land, air and sea transportation in various cities of Turkey due to strong winds.

Turkish Airlines (THY) cancelled 42 domestic and international flights in Istanbul on Thursday due to strong southwester.

Dozens of Turks were injured when trees and electric polls fell and roofs collapsed due to strong winds in various parts of the country.

Istanbul Governor Huseyin Avni Mutlu said that around 300 roofs either collapsed or were partly damaged in Istanbul on Wednesday.

The wind speed at Istanbul's Ataturk International Airport reached 105 km per hour on Wednesday.

Schools in Dinar town of the central Anatolian province of Afyonkarahisar were closed on Wednesday due to strong winds.

Windstorm in Istanbul will continue until noon on Thursday, the Turkish Weather Department said.



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