Huge dust storm puts Queensland town in darkness

A SPECTACULAR dust storm has swept through the central west Queensland town of Bedourie. 



Bedourie resident Maggie den Ronden told ABC News she had never seen anything like the clouds of dust that appeared on the horizon and engulfed the town.

"The whole town was shrouded in orange, reddy, sandy colour," she said.



Bedourie has a population of around 150 people and borders the Simpson Desert.

The town's name actually means "dust storm" in the local Indigenous language.


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