Huge Dust Storm Sweeps Over Australian Town, Shrouding Area in Darkness

By Reuters

A huge storm kicked up dust on the east coast of Australia on Thursday, Oct. 17.

A video published on social media shows a street shrouded in darkness as dust blew in Kingaroy town in Queensland.

The local weather department said the storm had a speed of 89 km (55 mph).

A warning for a broader thunderstorm continued on the coast, including parts of the Capricornia and Wide Bay, Queensland Bureau of Meteorology said on Twitter.

“Damaging winds and large hail possible,” the bureau added.

Lorenz Duchamps contributed to this report.