A picture taken on June 2, 2014 shows a sandstorm engulfing the northeastern neighbourhood of Minicity in the Iranian capital Tehran. TOPSHOTS/AFP PHOTO/ SAEEDEH ESLAMIEH
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Iranian authorities warned Tuesday that a second sandstorm could hit Tehran, a day after freak weather killed five people in the capital.Monday's huge sandstorm and record winds plunged Tehran into darkness for 15 minutes during rush hour and forced thousands to run for cover.Ahad Vazifeh, head of Tehran's weather forecasting and warnings unit, said his team had informed "relevant authorities" about the sandstorm.Mohammad Ali Aziz-Oghli, the city's chief forecaster, warned of another sandstorm hitting Tehran at about 3:00 pm (1030 GMT), albeit not of the same strength.
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