Turkish Capital Ankara hit by massive sandstorm, 6 injured

Turkish Capital Ankara hit by massive sandstorm, 6 injured
Date: 13.9.2020 11:00

A huge sandstorm hit the Polatlı district of Turkey's capital Ankara on Saturday.

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Electricity and telephone lines were cut in some places in Polatlı, where the sky became dark due to the sandstorm.
Talking to a private TV channel, Mürsel Yıldızkaya, the mayor of Polatlı, said: “The sandstorm lasted about 20 minutes, and now it's all right. There is no shortage of electricity, natural gas and the internet. A crisis desk was formed. We have taken necessary precautions.”
Sandstorm is a meteorological phenomenon common in arid and semi-arid regions. Sandstorm arise when a gust front or other strong wind blows loose sand and dirt from a dry surface. Fine particles are transported by saltation and suspension, a process that moves soil from one place and deposits it in another.


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