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Deadly smog enshrouds New Delhi in a toxic haze
November 05, 2018

In India, capital New Delhi has been engulfed with the deadly smog as air quality in the north of the country has deteriorated sharply due to smoke from stubble burning in fields across the region.

Levels of PM 2.5, tiny particulate matter that can reach deep into the lungs and cause major health problems, were above 400 in most parts of the capital, and in some places soared above 600. That is nearly 24 times a recommended level of 25 micrograms per cubic meter on average over a 24-hour period, set by the World Health Organization, which this year said India was home to the world’s 14 most polluted cities.

New Delhi was ranked the sixth most polluted.