1 dies due to heavy rain in Istanbul
Heavy rain causes flash flooding, waterspout in parts of Turkey's most populous city
Yerlikaya said that several people were taken to local hospitals and are in good condition.
Locals recorded the waterspout at Lake Buyukcekmece on the European side of the city.
Heavy rain disrupted vehicle and pedestrian traffic in some districts of the city, on both the city’s Asian and European sides, and some regions were hit with hail.
Some houses were damaged by the waterspout in the Catalca district. One of the houses lost its roof and fence, and an electrical pole went down due to the strong winds.
Waterspouts and tornadoes are not unknown in Turkey, occurring mainly in the country's south.
Between 1980 and 2013, a total of 59 tornadoes were recorded across Turkey, according to the State Meteorological Service.