I couldn’t see the sun. Impressive sandstorm leaves Chinese city in darkness

Reality surpassed fiction, with the images showing the incredible storm that seemed taken from a catastrophe movie film, which arrived without being expected

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China.- An impressive 100-meter-high sandstorm covered a city in China on the edge of the Gobi desert in the northwest of the country, leaving the place in darkness.

Reality surpassed fiction, with the images showing the incredible sandstorm that seemed taken from a catastrophe film, which arrived without being expected.

Dunhuang, a tourist spot with an interesting history as a post on the Silk Road, momentarily disappeared in a cloud of dust and sand in the wake of a storm on Sunday.

A resident surnamed Zhang told local Jimu News that the sandstorm arrived abruptly and crossed the city in five to six minutes.

“I couldn’t see the sun,” he said, adding that the city in Gansu province had not suffered such a severe sandstorm for several years.

At first I was enveloped in the yellow dust of the storm, then it turned red and finally black, he continued.

Dunhuang is home to several tourist attractions including the Mogao Caves, a collection of Buddhist temples decorated with wall paintings and full of sculptures, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987.

Sandstorms are common in the Gobi desert region in spring, but rarely occur in summer, according to state news agency China News Service.

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Written by Leena Wadia

Linguist-translator by education. I have been working in the field of advertising journalism for over 9 years.


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