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Brasil: massive sandstorm smothers parts of São Paulo state – video

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A sandstorm made by powerful winds whipping up dust from the ground has engulfed Barretos and surrounding towns north of the city of São Paulo. The storms were triggered by the worst drought to hit Brazil in nine deca...

Sandstorm swallows western Chinese city in dramatic footage – video

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A sandstorm has swept across Dunhuang City in China's Gansu Province, reducing visibility to just five metres, according to the regional meteorological department. Videos show the wall-like sandstorm covering urban ar...

Hundreds of Iraqis hospitalised as thick sandstorm blankets country

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Hundreds of Iraqis have been taken to hospitals with breathing problems and Baghdad airport suspended flights for several hours as a thick sandstorm blanketed the country, the fifth to engulf Iraq within a month. Iraq...

Huge sandstorm engulfs towns in China – video

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Huge sandstorms swept across areas of Alxa Right Banner in China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region on Sunday. The sand clouds enveloped buildings in many cities, turning the sky an apocalyptic yellow. The local autho...

At least seven killed in 20-car pileup in Utah sandstorm

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At least seven people have been killed in a 20-vehicle pileup during a sandstorm in Utah, the highway patrol said. The crashes happened on Interstate 15 near the town of Kanosh on Sunday, the agency said in a news rel...

Sandstorm engulfs commune in Chile’s Atacama desert – video

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A sandstorm engulfed the Diego de Almagro commune in northern Chile, on the edge of the Atacama desert, en 17 March leaving thousands of homes temporarily without power

Beijing hit by third sandstorm in five weeks

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The third major sandstorm in five weeks turned Beijing’s skies sepia on Thursday, and sent air quality plummeting in the Chinese capital. The storms, caused by winds from drought-hit Mongolia and north-western China, ...