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A “larger than normal” dust storm billowed through the Australian outback town of Boulia

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Must See: 5 unearthly shots of massive outback dust storm

Daksha Rangan
Digital Reporter

 

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 11:23 AM – A “larger than normal” dust storm billowed through the Australian outback town of Boulia Tuesday, creating an otherworldly spectacle.

Local photographers jumped at the opportunity to capture the Martian-like moment, where visibility was reportedly limited to just a few metres.

 

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Huge dust storm hits Central West Queensland

Date
December 16, 2015

Brisbane Times journalist

A major dust storm swept over the Queensland town of Boulia on Tuesday.A major dust storm swept over the Queensland town of Boulia on Tuesday. Photo: Kerry Hutchins/Instagram

Photographers have captured incredible images of a major dust storm which hit central west Queensland on Tuesday.

The outback town of Boulia, located about 500 kilometres west of Longreach, bore the brunt of the storm which blanketed everything in its path in red dust.

Ann Britton was on her cattle station when she saw the storm approaching.

“The winds were very strong and the dust blew for a few hours. If you were driving through it you had to stop,” she said.

Ms Britton, a local photographer, said visibility was down to a few metres.

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