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Five killed as giant dust storm sweeps through southern Iraq

Five killed as giant dust storm sweeps through southern Iraq

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Five people have died after a deadly dust storm hit southern Iraq. More than 60 people were also injured after the storm swept through several cities on Monday. A video filmed in Najaf, where local media reported one person had died, shows a huge sand-coloured cloud slowly descending on the city. Photos and video footage shared on social media show extensive damage to buildings and cars crushed by the storm. Victims are said to have suffered from injuries including suffocation and wounds caused by falling debris.
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