Deadly sandstorm sweeps across Middle East

September 9, 2015 5:46 AM

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BEIRUT — Large parts of Lebanon and Syria were shrouded by an “unprecedented” sandstorm on Tuesday as a brownish cloud settled over the region.

At least two people are thought to have died in Lebanon as a result of the storm, and as many as 750 people have suffered from difficulties with breathing, according to the country’s health ministry. Local press reported as many as five may have died.

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