North African country typically prone to sandstorms during onset of spring
At least nine people were reportedly killed Wednesday when a violent sandstorm tore through Mauritania’s Saharan Tagant region.
Several people were killed instantly — and several others injured — when the sandstorm struck the town of Tenbrem, locals told Anadolu Agency.
Residents said at least one home had collapsed, killing nine members of a single family. A number of other people were taken to hospital.
Mauritania has seen a spate of sandstorms and moderate rains in recent days.