Day turns into night as sandstorm sweeps through Iran's Yazd

DAILY SABAH
ISTANBUL
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This image obtained from social media shows a sandstorm approaching in Yazd, Iran, April 16, 2018. (Matthias Schmidt via Reuters)
This image obtained from social media shows a sandstorm approaching in Yazd, Iran, April 16, 2018. (Matthias Schmidt via Reuters)

A massive sandstorm engulfed central Iran's Yazd, turning day into night and creating an apocalyptic scenery in the city.

The sandstorm has reportedly left 10 people injured.

Spectacular photos of the natural phenomenon flooded the social media.

Day turns into night as sandstorm sweeps through Iran's Yazd
Day turns into night as sandstorm sweeps through Iran's Yazd
Day turns into night as sandstorm sweeps through Iran's Yazd
Day turns into night as sandstorm sweeps through Iran's Yazd
Day turns into night as sandstorm sweeps through Iran's Yazd
Day turns into night as sandstorm sweeps through Iran's Yazd
Day turns into night as sandstorm sweeps through Iran's Yazd
Day turns into night as sandstorm sweeps through Iran's Yazd
Day turns into night as sandstorm sweeps through Iran's Yazd
Day turns into night as sandstorm sweeps through Iran's Yazd
Day turns into night as sandstorm sweeps through Iran's Yazd
Day turns into night as sandstorm sweeps through Iran's Yazd

One of the images was particularly dramatic as it showed a tall wall of sand approaching the city.

Dust storms have always been a regular occurrence in Iran but they started happening much more frequently in recent years.

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