The governor of Rigan has declared the state of emergency as 16 villages in Rigan have been buried in sand and became completely deserted due to continuous biblical sandstorms.
Yes, the repeated sand influx and giant dust storms have led to the complete disappearance of the villages under piles of sand.
Agriculture and livestock are totally ruined in the area.
The region suffered a loss of nearly $9 million USD (320 billion rials).
80 other villages will sooner or later be submerged by this sand apocalypse.
They will soon be deserted too and completely disappear. Look at this sand apocalypse: