Windstorm kills 7 in Syria

A strong windstorm killed seven people, including three children, in Syria on Wednesday, according to the

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Six victims died as a result of wall collapses in the strong wind and a man in the central Syrian province of

Homs died after being struck by a falling advertisement billboard.

All seaports were shut down due to the storm, according to Sham FM radio. The wind speed is expected to

exceed 100 km per hour and will retreat by Thursday, according to the report.