Tornado hits Turkish town, injuring 16 people

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ANKARA, Turkey — A small tornado has struck a town on Turkey’s Aegean coast, leaving a path of destruction and injuring 16 people.

The tornado touched down late on Thursday in the resort town of Cesme, some 90 kilometers (56 miles) west of the city of Izmir. It uprooted trees, blew off roof tiles, swept up cars and knocked down a crane. At least four boats capsized.

The worst hit area was a construction site for summer villas where the crane was toppled and a container housing the construction workers overturned. Powerful winds and and hail also caused damage in the nearby town of Urla, destroying hundreds of commercial greenhouses.

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