Tornado tears through airport destroying planes as passengers scream in terror

Terrifying footage captured the moment a tornado rips through an airport damaging aircraft as passengers screamed in horror.

The devastating twister also ruined a nearby hospital and left 11 people injured in the south-western province of Antalya, Turkey.

The video shows the storm tearing through Antalya airport at around 11am.  

Local reports also indicate that two passenger buses overturned and a police helicopter was wrecked.

Meanwhile an hour later the tornado hit a public hospital, ripping off the roof of the A&E building and damaging 20 cars.


According to local media, 11 patients were transferred to other hospitals by ambulance.

Severe storms and tornadoes also hit other areas of Antalya last week, killing two and injuring dozens of others.

A 13-year-old girl, identified as Berivan Karakeci, was killed after being hit by falling debris in the district of Kumluca.

Bayram Demir, 39, also lost his life after standing in front of a building at work as the tornado swept through.

Footballers from Polish top-flight side Pogon Szczecin were left waiting for more than six hours to return to Poland after a winter camp in Belek.

In the video, the tornado can be seen making its way down the runway in the rainy conditions and the vortex passes through a group of stationary planes, even moving one of them as it spins by.

The videos were shared by Szczecin midfielder Michal Zyro with the caption: “Damaged runway, lights, and a bus with passengers’ luggage.”

And the team’s spokesman Krzysztof Ufland said: “Due to the bad weather conditions, the flight from Turkey is being delayed, there is a storm at the moment and for some time none of the planes have taken off.”

Antalya’s Governor Munir Karaoglu warned the citizens to be especially careful, saying: "We are trying to repair the damage at the airport as fast as possible.

"We warn our citizens to avoid going as much as possible during tornadoes. When you see one, instead of recording it, try to seek shelter."

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