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Kuwait: Heavy Dust Storm Hits Region, Disrupts Normal Life


Kuwait: Heavy Dust Storm Hits Region, Disrupts Normal Life

Pics: Wilson Saldanha
Daijiworld Media Network - Kuwait

Kuwait, Mar 25: A massive dust storm made its way into Kuwait, causing much disturbance to normal life.

Mobile networks were jammed, and heavy traffic resulted because of poor visibility that plunged to almost zero.

Flights too were disrupted and the airport was shut down. While incoming flights were directed to other nearby airports, outgoing flights were cancelled.

The dust storm is travelling from Iraq to Iran and into the Persian Gulf. The storm spans more than 100 kilometres and is very thick.

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  • Shilpak, Mumbai

    Tue, May 24 2011

    I agreee with you Uncle....

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  • haifa, kerala

    Wed, Apr 13 2011

    ya allah,may no one get hurt in this disaster plz save all my brothers and sisters

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  • Antiathiest, Toronto

    Mon, Mar 28 2011

    Clearly some of us need our brains checked, sorry make that thrown in the garbage since they no longer function proprly. If u wana b an atheist, that's ur own problem!! Don't pollute ppls minds with ur misslead, pethetic, ignorant views! God created u and will show u where u stand once u run ur chance of repentance! Lol atheist makes me laugh!

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  • Saravu A.B. Ku8, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 27 2011

    Ya Allah! dont repeat such kind of tragedy in future, Ameen...

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  • Ravindra Nayak, Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 26 2011

    yes you are right Mr Satish Kunder, Mangalore/Kuwait even one of my cousin was travelling to Kuwait. Even he was telling the same.

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  • abdul hassan, udupi/kuwait

    Sat, Mar 26 2011

    May Allah protect all of us from such
    natural disasters, it was un beleaviable when I with my family were going to Lulu Hyper market adn we taught it was fire at Friday Market and smoke was all round but with in no time hardly in 5 min the whole sky became black, and nothing was visible, it took 2 hrs to come back to salmyia.Thanks to Allah we reach safely.

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  • jane, udupi, Kuwait

    Sat, Mar 26 2011

    oh!!!my god wat is this i am seeing such a horrible thing.i think this picture is of Abbasiya.my goodness first time i am seeing like this kind of weather in kuwait. thanks for coverage

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  • Preemal, Mangalore, Kuwait

    Sat, Mar 26 2011

    Thank you Wilson uncle for superb coverage. I could not come out from our buiding.

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  • Satish Kunder, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Sat, Mar 26 2011

    I was travelling from Mumbai to Kuwait by Jet Airways flight and was suppossed to reach Kuwait at around 8.15 pm on Friday. Our flight was diverted to Dammam and on landing Captain informed that Kuwait is slowly retuning back to normal and will be able to leave within an hour or so.

    Just within few minutes of this announcement, suddenly Dammam airport got engulfed in the Dust storm and the visibility level was near to zero. We had to wait till 3 am and reached Kuwait only at 4 am. We were sitting in the aircraft for nearly 12 hours. It was a horrible experience.

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  • atheist, Manchester

    Sat, Mar 26 2011

    The so called 'GOD'...clearly a human weakness..which none other in this world need to cling on...just think about it!!! None other creature in this world need GOD..except weak minded humans!!

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  • denny, india

    Sat, Mar 26 2011

    very bad

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  • jeevan, mangalore.kuwait

    Sat, Mar 26 2011

    hey guys sday it was horrible day for al those who lives in kuwait it was so scary like tsunami of sand........... oh god plz save for all who have far from thier families and childrens bless us give us good health so we can work ova here Thank u- Jeevan

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  • Hilbert, Abuhaleefa

    Sat, Mar 26 2011

    I am here for the past 6 years, but never witnessed such a thick storm. Actually I was on in Abuhaleefa,but had to return back home fearing for the worst.

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  • josephine rinku biswas, india

    Sat, Mar 26 2011

    my husband is working in ali al salem kuwait when the storm hit he was about to leave for his villa but he was safe in his defect we could not contact each other for five hours i was very worried but later i came to know about the dust storm, he is safe thanks to the merciful for keeping him safe i love him very very much may almighty shower his abundance on him.

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  • Milton dsouza, kundapur / kuwait

    Sat, Mar 26 2011

    Thanks Daiji for the Coverage.

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  • Rakesh Sharma, Bajegoli/Karkala

    Sat, Mar 26 2011

    Mr.sathish, mangalore..existence of earth is billion years ago..god is not at all interested to end this world.. people will die and again take birth..like these life cycle will go on.. it's nothing but desert storm.. what these people will done if they are in america/japan during tornados/quakes!!..many times in this world...people comes and gone..but we dont have any history..only god knows.. we are just puppets..katputli..

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  • Louis D'Souza, Udupi/Kuwait

    Sat, Mar 26 2011

    When the cloud wa coming it was so much dark like asmoke from fire, initially we thought some fire errupted in Abbasiya area. Later came to know its dust storm. Emirate flight was preparing for landing but was taken up again without landing. Our house is close to Airport we could see clearly whats happening at airport area. Even upto Abbasiya we could see the cloud comming towards us. Those who where out evening mass where held up very badly on the roads.

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  • sathish, mangalore

    Sat, Mar 26 2011

    IT IS VERY FUNNY EVERYONE REMEMBERS THEIR GODS IN THIS KIND OF TIME ....WHERE WERE U GUYS WHEN HUMAN KILLING EACH OTHER .......POWER ,GREED ,HATRED ...THESE ARE THE THREE ELEMENTS WHICH WE ARE MADE OF ....GOD PLEASE END THIS WORLD AT EARLIEST .....

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  • Vishu Shetty, Nandikoor /Kuwait

    Sat, Mar 26 2011

    It was horrible .I was in Fahaheel & when strom strike& People running here & there with there kids hoo god .Don't know earth also started to react.I remember DR.Raj famous song ..Dhare ye hatti oriyuvaga badukalelli oduve .

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  • HENRY MISQUITH/MANGALORE, BAHRAIN

    Sat, Mar 26 2011

    It's been much more windy and hazy today here in Bahrain.

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  • jayant s, riyadh/suratkal

    Sat, Mar 26 2011

    The same thing happened in Riyadh, at 9:30 pm we can see vehicles upto one meter only. Yesterday at 8:30 Natinal Geographic was showing what is going to happen in 2012. Above all all we are humans why we should think we are special. If we are going to die let us die all, what special you did when you are alive ???????

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  • Anil, Manglore kattabail

    Fri, Mar 25 2011

    I am here in Kuwait for 5years this is the first time I never experienced like this havey dust storm usually after the storm there will be rain .We my wife and I where comming from community school shramman around 6 o’clock I got a call from my friend from hawally if you are out side please harry up go fast to home within 2minutes heavy storm came and hit us we couldn’t see each other .

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  • Tim, Mangaf Kuwait

    Fri, Mar 25 2011

    I work at Camp Arifjan. At 6pm it was sunny and as I was leaving I saw the wall of the dust storm to my left all around me. On route 30 I drove and drove into pitch black. Then the dust hit and we could not see anything on the road except dim lights. This was the worst dust storm I have been in Kuwait. The last 6 years we have had rain and other dust storms but nothing like this.

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  • david, Mangalore/Australia

    Fri, Mar 25 2011

    Dear friends We are now entered a time of civil unrest and natural calamities which will be in greater intensity,devastating and threatening.This time is known in holy Bible as time of the end and Jesus Christ will return to earth to restore heavenly kingdom of peace and love.As Bible says in the revelation Chapter 13...Soon one world Govt which already in full force will force everyone to receive RFID( Radio frequency ID ) in the hand or forehead and its in the Bible.I think we will see more calamities worldwide as God warns people to change, and Love him, and others like we love ourselves.I urge all the people of the world...please seek the heavenly kingdom and repent and ask God to Give us peace in the midst of storm !

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  • Peter, Kuwait

    Fri, Mar 25 2011

    I am here for the past 5 years, but never witnessed such a thick storm. Actually i was on in Ahmadi,but had to return back home fearing for the worst.

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  • angelica, kadaba/bahrain

    Fri, Mar 25 2011

    oh god save us ...... from the storm that has just come to bahrain ..... save bahrain from all danger we beg u ?

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  • Anil, Mangalore, Dubai

    Fri, Mar 25 2011

    Hi all Readers.. just wanna tell u all, that whatever u see in picture signifies something bad is going to happen soon....

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  • Ronnie (Isaeli friend), Kuwait

    Fri, Mar 25 2011

    Good job Wilson, nice pics!!

    We have never experienced such a horrible weather for the last 20 years! when you see from far, you can see something big is coming like tornado. I was lucky to reach home before it hit.

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  • Alister pinto, Bantwal/Kuwait

    Fri, Mar 25 2011

    offo wat a storm? I've never seen it before in my life..At the moment it was dark and covered with heavy wind along with dust,was unable to do anything,just into the room to survive from it.

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  • monappa, mangalore

    Fri, Mar 25 2011

    @ Mustafa...thanks for your detailed comment,but what happened to the rabbit finally...U did not complete that...

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  • musthafa, kuwait/ mangalore

    Fri, Mar 25 2011

    Today my family members were playing at local garden then suddenly they started to feel very fast moving of wind they were not sure was it a dust storm or a tornado but whatever it was it was a huge.Group of clouds and sand flying around in couple of second.

    The wind was so sever that it was breaking street lamps on its way.

    They were at garden playing with their rabbit after this storm happened they rushed to their homes they were trying to call my brother because they were very worried but the strange thing was they couldn’t reach him because of network problem and you guessed right what else yes the cause can be? The evil storm.

    The sand was too much that after some time it was all black and they couldn’t their even the building next to them it was happening right now all over Kuwait where ever you are just be careful and pray to Allah for the safeties of Kuwait and her peoples.

    My sister was saying when she open the window it feels like someone have covered their window with black cloth.

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  • jossy , tauro

    Fri, Mar 25 2011

    its sign of..........gods punishment.........due to our bad world

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  • Sahil Khan, Mangalore/ Kuwait

    Fri, Mar 25 2011

    Oh My God..Really its terrible here, tired of cleaning our rooms, even the rooms r lock, windows r closed still dust is inside the building..SO horrible dust today...Kuwait is fully covered by dusts. Ya Allah wats this??

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