It was a vicious storm that turned the sky black.
China's Ge'ermu city came face to face with a major sandstorm on Friday. The extreme weather kicked up so much dust that dusk came two hours earlier than usual.
The city was in complete darkness for a total of five minutes. The dust was so thick that visibility was no further than one metre in some areas.
The pitch black conditions weren't the only problem. The winds from the storm were so strong they bent a fender wall on a construction site. Trees were knocked down and gusts blew signs off of billboards.
On the flip side, the conditions didn't cause any major damages to electricity and traffic.
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