Baghdad Sky Turns Orange Amid Dust Storm

The sky over Baghdad, Iraq, turned orange as a dust storm swept through the capital on Monday, May 16, with similar conditions reported in other parts of the country.

On Monday afternoon, Iraq’s Ministry of Health recorded 2,000 cases of people suffocating due to the storms according to local news reports.

This video, captured by Abbas Sami, shows the orange sky in Baghdad’s Sadr City district on Monday morning. Credit: Abbas Sami via Storyful

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