Turkish weather kills six and injures 50

(CNN) — Storms that hit Turkey overnight have left six people dead and more than 50 others injured, according to Turkish disaster management agency AFAD.

Two climbers were killed when an avalanche swept them off a cliff in the Black Sea region of Selahattin, AFAD said in a statement.

Five of the injured climbers were rescued, the agency said.

Storms hit several parts of the country overnight and early Monday.

In the western city of Izmir, strong winds uprooted trees and sent a roof crashing onto a car, according to AFAD.

The agency also warned of strong winds and rains in the provinces of Mersin, Tunceli, Denizli, Muş, Sivas, Guvecci, Agri, Mersin and Erzurum.

Early Monday, state media reported that two buildings were demolished in the southeastern city of Siirt by a large column of wind. It was unclear if the houses were destroyed by the weather or a natural disaster.

In Istanbul, high winds and rain knocked down trees and damaged the roof of a shopping mall.

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