Gallery: Indonesian Fires Cause High Levels of Smog in Singapore


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Singapore has been blanked by a thick layer of smog, which could last for weeks, due to record high levels of air pollution and forest fires started by land-clearing farmers on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. The city’s smog level peaked at 371 on the Pollution Standards Index, breaking all previous hazard levels and records. The thick smog, which is said to smell of burned wood, has blanked the city led to unhealthy and hazardous air quality conditions, according to the National Environment Agency. Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has said that the toxic conditions could last several weeks.

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