A man covers his face during a sandstorm near the River Nile in Cairo, Egypt, 16 January 201

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A person covers his face because the sandstorm hits close to the River Nile in Cairo

An orange cloud has swept via Cairo, forcing individuals to take cowl in buildings as robust winds introduced thick mud to the Egyptian capital.

A number of ports have been reportedly closed and officers at Cairo airport stated the sandstorm had brought on flight delays.

Egypt’s well being ministry suggested individuals with respiratory issues to keep away from leaving their houses till the storm on Wednesday had handed.

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Whereas some used surgical masks to filter the mud, others selected to cover beneath their coats

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Motorists complained of lowered visibility on the principle roads out and in of the town

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A police speedboat travels on the River Nile through the sandstorm

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Witnesses stated “the color of the air is altering”, describing it as “some form of fog”

Some took to social media to put up photographs of the results of the storm.