Adding to the current apocalyptic situation, a massive sandstorm hit the West African country Niger, creating a surreal red wall of dust.
People are now sharing the crazy mountain of sand rolling over buildings and bridges on its way in a truly scary sight.
yesteraday’s sandstorm in Niamey, Niger pic.twitter.com/vKZSWnPFQH— francesco strazzari (@franxstrax) May 5, 2020
A huge sandstorm swept some regions over West Africa on Monday.— Darshan Nakhwa (@DANakhwa) May 6, 2020
First thought: Looks like a scene from a sci-fi film where extraterrestrial beings are taking over earth.
The season between January and April, called Harmattan is known for this occurrence and the sandstorms are not uncommon in these areas of Africa.
Sky turns red as a huge plume of sand comes across Niamey, Niger pic.twitter.com/4arMFz1PjG— The Sun (@TheSun) May 7, 2020
But to witness something like this purely insane.
Niamey International Airport Monday April 4 / 2020 ....— Wafy Abdallah (@abwaf55) May 4, 2020
14:00 local time.
Breathtaking ! pic.twitter.com/qZAZDttQJV