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Mar 31, 2015

12:48:26 GMT--Extreme Weather - Asia - China

EDIS Number: ST-20150331-47560-CHN

Date / time: 31/03/2015 12:47:20 [UTC]

Event: Extreme Weather

Area: Asia

Country: China

State/County: Province of Gansu

Location: Dunhuang

Number of Deads: N/A

Number of Injured: N/A

Number of Infected: N/A

Number of Missing: N/A

Number of Affected: N/A

Number of Evacuated: N/A

Damage level: N/A


A strong sandstorm sweeps Dunhuang city, Northwest China's Gansu province, March 31, 2015. The visibility in the downtown area was reduced to less than 50 meters while Mogao Grottoes, a UNESCO world heritage site in Dunhuang, was also closed to visitors. The Mogao Grottoes have gained global recognition for their huge collection of Buddhist artwork, boasting more than 2,000 colored sculptures and 45,000 square meters of frescoes in 735 caves carved along a cliff.

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