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Sandstorm closes schools, offices and halts flights in Iraq

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At least 4,000 people admitted to hospital needing treatment for respiratory difficulties. It is the eighth dust storm since mid-April to hit Iraq, which has been battered by soil degradation, intense droughts and low rainfall linked to climate change. Yellow and orange sand covered building roofs, cars and even crept into homes.
5 months ago·Baghdad, Iraq

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Sandstorm closes schools, offices and halts flights in Iraq

A heavy sandstorm in Iraq, the latest of what Iraqis say is an unprecedented number to hit the country in recent weeks, closed some state schools and offices and halted flights at Baghdad International Airport on Monday.

5 months ago·United Kingdom
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Schools, offices close in Tehran as sandstorm hits Iran

Schools and government offices have closed in the Iranian capital and elsewhere in the country after yet another sandstorm blanketed Tehran

5 months ago·United States
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Schools, offices close in Tehran as sandstorm hits Iran

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Schools and government offices closed in the Iranian capital on Tuesday and elsewhere in the country after yet another sandstorm blanketed Tehran, state TV reported. The report said the air quality was very poor and that the pollution from the dust was high.

5 months ago·United States
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Iraq At A Standstill During Latest Sandstorm

Iraq at a standstill during latest sandstorm

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Schools, offices close in Tehran as sandstorm hits Iran

Schools and government offices have closed in the Iranian capital and elsewhere in the country after yet another sandstorm blanketed Tehran

5 months ago·Washington, United States
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Thousands hospitalised in latest Iraq sandstorm

Another sandstorm that descended today on climate-stressed Iraq sent at least 4,000 people to hospital with breathing problems and led to the closure of airports, schools and public offices across the country.

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