Dust storm engulfs Queensland town

A HUGE dust storm has rolled into the small town of Bedourie in Queensland’s south-western corner.

The dust plunged the town into darkness for an hour-and-a-half on Thursday afternoon.

Residents reported seeing clouds of dust appear on the horizon which quickly engulfed the town.


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Bedourie resident Maggie den Ronden told the ABC “the whole town was shrouded in orange, reddy, sandy colour”.

The town borders the Simpson Desert and it’s name actually means “dust storm” in the local Indigenous language.

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