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Over 80 People Missing, 6 Killed in Dust Storm in Mongolia, Reports Say

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A heavy dust storm hit Mongolia over the weekend, leaving six people killed, including one child, and over 80 people missing, media reported on Monday, citing authorities.

According to the CGTN news broadcaster, Mongolia’s emergency department received reports of 548 missing people in total during the weekend, 467 of whom were found. Five herdsmen and one child were killed by the storm, the broadcaster said. The rescue operation is still ongoing for the remaining 81 people.

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