Beijing battered by worst sandstorm in a decade as skies turn yellow amid ‘ecological crisis’

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Beijing was cloaked in an apocalyptic yellow-brown haze on Monday, with skyscrapers obscured behind layers of sand and dust as China’s capital experienced the worst sandstorm in a decade, threatening the health of millions.

Strong winds blew sand from the Gobi desert across much of northern China, including as far west as Xinjiang region. Poor visibility caused hundreds of flights to be grounded and cancelled while traffic choked the roads.

Sand particles in the air caused pollution to soar, with some air quality indices for Beijing hitting extremely hazardous levels of more than 9,000. Air quality readings put both London and New York City at around 25 to 30 on Monday.

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