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A northwest Chinese city was engulfed by a massive sandstorm that sparked rural fires, forced traffic to slow down and prompted residents to cover their faces, according to state media.
Video from state broadcaster CCTV showed a grey wall of sand hitting Zhangye City in Gansu province on Sunday, casting a yellow fog across the city.
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Images from official news agency Xinhua showed residents covering their faces in scarves as they went about their daily lives.
Visibility went below 100 metres (328 feet) in parts of the city and police were deployed to ensure safety along the expressways, CCTV said.
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Vehicles were made to slow down and police in high visibility vests were seen directing traffic.
Winds also sparked fires in rural areas when heating kindle was blown onto...
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