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Sandstorms hit northwest China

Saturday, November 03, 2012 - 00:40

Nov. 3 - Sandstorms sweep through northwest China as temperatures plummet ahead of winter. Sunita Rappai reports.

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Sand drifts through China's northwest on Friday - making visibility perilous and shrouding cities in thick orange dust. Many residents still braved the choking sandstorms - venturing out with facemasks and hooded tops as they faced the elements. The strong winds carrying dust and sand, accompanied by a sharp drop in temperature, swept across most of Gansu. Temperatures in the province's capital plummeted to four degrees Celsius while the strong winds prompted a gale warning in a neighbouring province. The sand has so far not affected flights or traffic in the area.

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Sandstorms hit northwest China

Saturday, November 03, 2012 - 00:40