CHINA’S Gansu province was engulfed by an apocalyptic wall of sand on Sunday – watch the shocking moment the sandstorm engulfed the city of Zhangye.
CHINA’S Gansu province was engulfed by an apocalyptic wall of sand on Sunday - watch the shocking moment the sandstorm engulfed the city of Zhangye. Minle county in Gansu province was swallowed up by the yellow fog in just a matter of minutes yesterday.
The shocking sandstorm created a wall of sand almost 100metres high, according to the China Meteorological Administration in a Weibo post.
The terrifying video shows the so-called sand wall rolling in over the region, sending sand and dust hurling through the area at around 17 metres per second.
These type of storms in the region are not uncommon at this time of year as soil and sand are blown in from the Gobi desert.
Visibility was reduced to as little as 10 metres in some areas, according to BBC Weather.
The incident, which happened at around 4pm local time on Sunday, resulted in the fire department triggering their emergency response place.
Local police also patrolled motorways amid the treacherous driving conditions, state broadcaster CCTV has said.