A biblical sandstorm engulfed Saudi Arabia, Syria, parts of Jordan and much of Iraq on October 29, 2017.
The apocalyptic weather phenomenon considerably reduced visibility and sent hundreds to hospitals.
Now watch the monster wall of sand making its way through northern Saudi Arabia on October 29, 2017:
The apocalyptic dust storm was accompanied by heavy winds that damaged structures in different refugee camps in Qaim, Iraq:
In Erbil, Iraq, the visibility dropped to less than 300 m (984 feet). The visibility dropped to less than a few tens of meters in Saudi Arabia:
In some parts of the Peninsula, the day turned into night transforming cities in ghost towns:
Hundreds of residents (485) were sent to emergency. 153 were hospitalized due to the dust. Here some Iraq soldiers being stuck in the dust storm:
This video shows the massive dust storm engulfing Syria, Iraq, Jordan and northern Saudi Arabia:
The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) aboard the NOAA/NASA Suomi NPP satellite captured this true-color image of a massive dust and sand storm on October 29, 2017:
Here some more pictures of this impressive sand and dust storm acros Northern Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iraq and Jordan:
This biblical sandstorm has originated in northern Syria and Iraq on October 29, 2017 and is now rapidly propagating through Saudi Arabia.
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