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

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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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