According to information notified by the General Administration of Emergency Situations of Mongolia on the 19th, strong winds, sandstorms, and blizzards caused at least 21 people to go missing in eastern Mongolia that day, most of whom were herdsmen.
The Mongolian Meteorological Monitoring Agency stated that strong winds, sandstorms, and blizzards began to sweep across the eastern, southeastern, and southern Gobi provinces of Mongolia early on the 19th, with wind speeds reaching up to 30 metres per second.
The General Administration of Emergency Situations of Mongolia reported earlier in the day that at least 27 people were missing in the east and later confirmed that six of them were found safely.
The country’s meteorological department predicts that the changeable weather will continue in most parts of Mongolia in the next few days and warns people to take precautions.
Since the spring of this year, Mongolia has experienced several severe sandstorms, which have caused great impact and losses on the normal production and lives of the people.