China’s Dunhuang engulfed by sandstorm

• On Sunday, Gobi desert in northwestern China was engulfed by a sandstorm over 100 metres high.

• Zhang, a resident told the local media house that the sandstorm came abruptly and swept through the city in five to six minutes.

• He stated that he couldn’t even see the sun and that the Gansu province has not witnessed or experienced such a sandstorm in several years.

• Dunhuang region is said to be home to some major tourist attractions including a UNESCO World Heritage, Mogao Caves.

• According to a state-run news agency, sandstorms are common in the region each spring but rare in the summer.

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