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China: 100 rescued from highway during sandstorm

Firefighters in northwest China have rescued more than 100 people trapped on highways in gale force winds that whipped up a sandstorm.

The force 12 gale reduced visibility to less than two metres. Rescuers tied ropes between the cars then helped the trapped drivers and passengers to safety.

Catharina Moh reports.

  • 01 Jun 2014
  • From the section Asia
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