Living in a gas chamber: Delhi's air to worsen in coming days; primary schools shut

At the severe level, even healthy people will be affected while those who have existing diseases will be severely impacted

Reuters New Delhi

Smog covers New Delhi after Diwali festival. Photo: PTI

Pollution in the Indian capital hit a dangerous level on Tuesday, putting residents at risk, forcing the closure of schools, and bringing calls from doctors for the city’s half marathon to be canceled.

Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the city had once become a “gas chamber”. Schools for younger children were ordered shut on Wednesday and all outdoor activity at high schools suspended.
A thick fog that hung over the sprawling city worsened conditions. Residents complained of smarting eyes and irritation in the throat.

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First Published: Nov 08 2017 | 8:28 AM IST

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