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40 injured as winds reach hurricane force in western Siberia

By The Siberian Times reporter
22 May 2018

Spectacular sandstorm hits Tyumen as high winds uproot trees, blow over bus shelters, and damage cars.

Spectacular sandstorm hits Tyumen. Picture: Sergey Ivakov

Local residents shared images of the damage on social media. 

Worst-hit were Chelyabinsk, Kurgan and Yekaterinburg in the Urals, with Tyumen suffering a sandstorm. 

The video was filmed was real estate company chief Sergey Ivakov, 39.

Sand storm in Tyumen


Sand storm in Tyumen


Sand storm in Tyumen


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a Sandstorm in Siberia! one would associate that rather in the Sahara or any other dessert...
Benedikt MORAK, Moscow
22/05/2018 23:59
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