A massive sandstorm hit Dunhuang City in northwestern China this week, according to international reports
A heavy sandstorm engulfed Dunhuang in northwest China, leaving the city covered in dust.
The wall of sand, which is about 100 meters (328 feet), turned the sky yellow and reduced visibility in the ancient Silk Road city to less than five meters (16ft).
International media released on Monday a dramatic video revealing a massive dust storm engulfing the houses of the fabulous city.
In the video, a timelapse shows the sandstorm slowly crept over buildings and motorways.
In response to this issue, local police imposed traffic controls on the city’s expressway as visibility got reduced to less than five meters.
In the same context, drivers of vehicles were ordered to get off the roads and shelter in service stations.
It’s worth mentioning that Dunhuang is home to the Mogao Grottoes, a Unesco World Heritage Site, and is located on the edge of the Gobi Desert, which is known for its harsh climate and living conditions.