A giant sandstorm engulfs a Chinese city (video)

Global networking sites circulated frightening videos of a dense sand storm accompanied by clouds of dust as it swallowed and covered the city of Dunhuang on the Silk Road in northwest China.

Video footage showed the sandstorm engulfing Dunhuang City, home to the Mogao Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is located in the Gobi Desert and is known for its harsh climate and living conditions.

The footage, posted on Twitter, showed tall buildings disappearing under the massive dust cloud, with visibility dropping to less than 7 metres.

The sandstorm, with a height of at least 100 meters, hit Dunhuang City, on July 25, 2021.

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