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Sandstorm engulfing a village in Linze county. AFP
Gulf Today Report
In China’s Gansu province, a huge sandstorm barreled across the country on Sunday, leading to air pollution and traffic accidents.
Meteorologists have sent out a warning to residents to remain indoors and shut windows as more storms are expected on Tuesday.
Multiple cars were involved in accidents due to low visibility in the province.
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China suffers from enormous dust storms each spring that lift sand from the Gobi desert and dump it onto cities as far away as Shandong on the eastern coast.
A sandstorm that pushed air pollution levels off the charts hit Beijing in March, turning the sky a dark yellow and forcing airlines to cancel hundreds of flights.
This is the second sandstorm in two weeks in the city due to winds from drought-hit Mongolia and northwestern China.
Skyscrapers in the center of Beijing appeared to drop from sight amid the dust and sand. Traffic was snarled and more than 400 flights out of the capital’s two main airports were canceled before noon.
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