Heavy Downpours Bring Flash Floods to Istanbul

A Syrian refugee was killed in a flash flood as heavy rain and hail drenched Istanbul on June 23, according to Turkish reports.

A large waterspout tornado was spotted in the city’s western Buyukcekmece district on the same day.

Footage by local man Oguz Aydın shows torrents of water flowing during heavy hail. Credit: Oguz Aydın via Storyful