Unbelievable footage of rare phenomenon of sand flowing like a river in the desert

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Believe it or not, the extremely dry and hot desert in Iraq has witnessed a very rare phenomenon to occur in the area and it is called ‘sand river’. 

It seems surreal that the desert is divided with a stream of a sand river flowing through it. Even the locals are surprised to see the sand river in the dry desert.

The truth is, the flowing sand is just an illusion. Some parts in Iraq has been hit with heavy rainfalls and it caused flash floods to occur, even in the deserts.

As the floods travel fast to the desert from the higher parts of the area, it creates an illusion that the sand in the desert is flowing like a river

Hard to believe, right?

Watch the rare phenomenon of a sand river here

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