Last Updated: Friday, April 17, 2015

Massive dust storm in Belarus turns day into night

Massive dust storm hit Belarus this week — turning day into night.

About 46 communities in the Minsk region suffered various kinds of damage, the Russian website RT reported quoting the Emergency Ministry.

The epic storm was created by a cold front on the Ukrainian-Belorusian border. Meteorologists called the natural phenomenon a “haboob,” which means an intense red dust storm in Arabic.