Iraq sandstorm: Red skies as Iraq hit by eighth sandstorm in weeks


Iraq has been engulfed by dust and sand once again, hospitalising hundreds and forcing flights to remain grounded.

It is Iraq’s eighth sandstorm since mid-April and the red haze reduced visibility to just a few hundred feet in In Baghdad and southern Iraqi cities.

Hundreds of people were hospitalised with breathing difficulties according to medical officials, and some state schools and offices have closed.


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