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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Sandstorm continues to hit Beijing

BEIJING, March 27 (Xinhua) -- Sandstorm continued to hit Beijing Monday morning, making the city's air quality much worsened due to sand and dust in the air.

in the city reports a dust density of 346 micrograms per cubic meter, marking the fourth day with heavy pollution due to sandstorm in Beijing this year, according to the municipal environmental protection department.

March 26, sandstorm started again in Mongolia, and northern China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Gansu Province and Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. The dust was brought to Beijing in strong winds early Monday morning, the department said.

Saturday, a heavy dust storm from Mongolia swept Beijing, and passed by late in the day. But on Sunday, strong winds brought dust to the city again

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