Massive sandstorm overruns Saudi capital

The storm was followed by rain, forcing people to stay indoors

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A massive sandstorm overran Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh on Wednesday followed by heavy rain, bringing traffic to a halt and forcing people to stay indoors.

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Khaled Zaqaziq, a weather expert, told Al Arabiya News that the impact of the sandstorm was slowed by the rain in the capital. But when the storm moved to a dry area to the south, it picked up again.

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He said the sandstorm will likely continue through the day in the central Qassim Region and will start to subside on Thursday morning.

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