Sandstorm Turns Beijing Skyline Orange

Beijing was shrouded in an orange haze after the third sandstorm in the space of five weeks hit the city on Thursday, April 15, video shared by Instagram user @19lavendergg shows.

The city had previously been hit by sandstorms on March 28 and March 15, with both a result of dust blowing in from Inner Mongolia, Xinhua news agency said.

China’s national observatory on Wednesday issued a blue alert for sandstorms in the northern part of the country, Xinhua reported. Credit: @19lavendergg via Storyful