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The Chinese capital of Beijing was covered with thick smog on Monday, since he experienced what his meteorological office has called the worst storm of sand in a decade.

The storm caused an unprecedented peak in air pollution measurements, with levels of contamination in some districts at 160 times the recommended limit.

Hundreds of flights have been canceled or grounded when the sky became an apocalyptic appearance dust mist.

The sand is being brought by strong winds of Mongolia.

Mongolia is experiencing severe sand storms, which have already resulted in six deaths while dozens remain disappeared. image CopyrightteTTY ImagesImage CaptionCitizens Ride Motorbikes in Internal Mongolia

Outlet Global Times Media reported that at least 12 provinces in the country, including capital, have been affected. It is likely that the weather will continue during Monday's day and improve at night, he added.

"It seems that the end of the world," said Flora Zou Beijing Resident, to the news agency to Reuters. "In this kind of climate, I really do not want to be outside." Image Copyrightyty ImagesMage Captionel Heaven Beijing have become Turky

the WHO updates the safe levels of air quality based on concentration of contaminating particles called particles (PM) that are in the air . Hangzhoujobs.com/view-blog/1278" target="_BLANK">Image CopyRightTty ImagesImage CaptionLocal Residents in Beijing are experiencing high levels of contamination

according to the AFP news cable by citing global times, PM 10 contamination in six central districts reached "more than 8,100 micrograms per cubic meter "on Monday. WHO considers levels between 0-54 as "good" and 55-154 "as" moderate "levels of PM 10.

AFP added that the schools that canceled outdoor events had been told and those with respiratory diseases. It is advisable to stay inside.

In previous years, Beijing was hit by sandstorms in a much more regular way. However, projects of improvement in China have enormously improved the situation.

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    but Beijing and the surrounding regions have suffered high levels of pollution in recent weeks, with a Greenpeace activist who counted AFP that was the result of "intense" industrial activities.

    you, he said, exacerbated sandstorm conditions, which were the "result of extreme climatic conditions and desertification".

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