APOCALYPTIC SANDSTORM SWALLOWS CITY IN MINUTES
CHINA’S Gansu province was engulfed by an apocalyptic wall of sand on Sunday –
Minle county in Gansu province was swallowed up by the yellow fog in just a matter of minutes on Sunday. The shocking sandstorm created a wall of sand almost 100metres high, according to the China Meteorological Administration in a Weibo post.
These type of storms in the region are not uncommon at this time of year as soil and sand are blown in from the Gobi desert.
Visibility was reduced to as little as 10 metres in some areas, according to BBC Weather.
The incident, which happened at around 4pm local time on Sunday, resulted in the fire department triggering their emergency response place.
Local police also patrolled motorways amid the treacherous driving conditions, state broadcaster CCTV has said.