A strong sandstorm swept Gansu Province in northwest China Wednesday afternoon. According to the provincial meteorological center, visibility has been reduced to less than 20 metres (65 feet) due to the storm.
This sandstorm, strongest since 1996 according to reports, started around 13:40 in Dunhang County. The meteorological center issued red alert, the highest level alert, forecasting that visibility would be reduced to less than 50 meters throughout Jiuquan on Wednesday evening. The sandstorm, that had also suspended ten train services Wednesday, will die down Thursday, according to the meteorological center's experts.
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Date Added: 2019-04-12
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