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Extremely Destructive Dust Storm Affects Pakistan

27.1N 66.3E

June 7th, 2012 Category: Dust Storms

Dust Over Pakistan - June 6th, 2012

Dust blows off the coast of Pakistan, near the border with Iran, and over the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman (left). Although this image focuses on the coastal area, the dust storm was reportedly countrywide and very destructive.

According to news reports, the dust storm has killed 8 people and injured 60. It has also caused widespread destruction of crops, property and electricity lines across various cities. Heavy dust storms hit multiple cities including Lahore, Faisalabad, Quetta and Peshawar. Winds were reportedly blowing at speeds ranging from 55km to 70km per hour

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