Sandstorms engulf parts of the Middle East

Sandstorms blanketed parts of the Middle East on Saturday, March 28, 2020. The countries affected included Qatar, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia.

Skies turned orange as dust storms engulfed the Middle Eastern countries. In the footage, motorists were seen braving the roads despite low visibility. 

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