Residents of those affected areas covered their vehicles with carpets and blankets to protect them from the hailstones.
Motorists in Çekmeköy had to take cover under a bridge to wait for the heavy rain and hail which lasted for some one hour with intervals.
“We first heard the thunder rumbling. Then all of a sudden the hail started to pour in. We ran to cover their vehicles,” said Kadir Haymana, a resident.
“I soaked to the bone. I was caught off guard in the middle of the road while I was delivering an order,” said Burak Aksu, a motorcycle courier.
He said he needed to deliver more orders but it was not possible to work under these conditions.
Hurriyet Daily News