Winds & Storms Rip through South Asia; 12 Dead In India, Nepal

A children’s stroller got torn from its frame in the wind as people tried to catch hold of it in Mezce, Turkey, on Friday. Several people suffered minor injuries, Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency reported.

Forecasters warned of temperatures as low as minus 30 degrees Celsius (minus 19 degrees Fahrenheit) in southeastern Turkey for the next two days as winds hit 127 mph (197 kph) with gusts of as high as 180 mph (285 kph).

Turkey has already declared a state of emergency because of the power of the winds.

LIMA, Peru – Peru’s strong winds caused havoc on the roads as well on Saturday.

Winds near the Peruvian capital of Lima caused a road to collapse and a commuter train to derail, Reuters reported.

Several people died and others were injured when trees fell in the storms that also swept the country.

In southern Peru, two brothers had been on a motorcycle and were caught in a strong gust of wind that lifted their bike off the ground and threw them into the street, city police chief Zuleyka Quiroz told AFP.

The brothers were pronounced dead on arrival at a local hospital.

Qurie Kihu, head of Peru’s weather service, said that winds have been weaker but the conditions were still dangerous.

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