Flying sofa crashes into building after heavy winds sweep it off balcony

Flying sofa crashes into building after heavy winds sweep it off balcony

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During heavy winds and storms it’s expected that litter, leaves, and other pieces of debris will be spotted flying around in the air.

But during stormy weather in Turkey a resident was shocked to see a piece of patio furniture being thrown across the sky.

The bizarre sight, captured on video by Ankara resident Onur Kalmaz, showed a sofa flying off the balcony of a 35-storey block of flats before falling between other nearby buildings.

Onur said he had his phone in his hand as he peered out the window of his own flat on Wednesday, hoping to check on his car, and spotted the flying furniture.

He said the sofa crashed into a number of other buildings before landing in a garden.

He said: ‘No one was hurt, but we were pretty scared.’

Ankara, the Turkish capital, has been battered with stormy weather in recent days.

At least one person has been injured so far after winds reaching 45km/hr blew roofs and windows off of buildings, uprooted trees, and sent debris flying.

Flying sofa
The sofa flew right past Onur’s window (Picture: Reuters)
A view shows a flying sofa before it crashes into a building after heavy rains and storm in Ankara, Turkey May 17, 2023, in this screen grab obtained from a social media video. Onur Kalmaz/via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES.
It eventually landed in a nearby garden (Picture: Reuters)

The stormy weather has seen the roof of a shopping centre in the Etimesgut district ripped off and the minaret of a mosque destroyed.

The city’s mayor, Mansur Yavas, issued a warning via social media urging residents to be careful following the high winds and risk of flash flooding.

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