Traffic came to a standstill during rush hour in Beijing on Wednesday as a massive sandstorm covered the Chinese capital in thick blanket of red dust, making internet users speak about the end of the world.
The China Meteorological Administration issued a yellow sandstorm alert – the third-most serious danger level – warning about a drop in visibility to less than 1,000 meters and increased air pollution.
Some areas in the city of 21 million recorded air pollution of nearly 1,000 micrograms per cubic meter, which is considered hazardous for people’s health.
Chinese internet users were quick to label the weather phenomenon ‘Sand-ageddon,’ comparing it to the end of the world.
“It’s very dirty, I feel like it is the end of the world,” one of the users was cited by South China Morning Post.
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