TURKEY

2015 12 27

Burst water pipe forms icy waterfall in Turkey’s Van

A man takes a selfie as water sprayed meters into the air, freezing to form icicles after the freezing cold in the neighborhood of Muradiye led to the explosion of a water pipeline at the Sarimehmet Dam in Van, Turkey on December 25, 2015.

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