Sudden downpour paralyzes daily life in Istanbul

ISTANBUL (CIHAN)- A heavy downpour which began on late Saturday created havoc for the Istanbulities who were caught unprepared for the rain.

People on the streets tried to protect themselves by entering shopping malls at Taksim Square and Istiklal Avenue. While public were upset due to heavy rain, vendors selling umbrellas expressed that they were very pleased with surprise rainfall.

Heavy rain flooded many workplaces and homes in some districts such as BayrampaIa and many drivers were stuck on the road.