Fury in Delhi as smog engulfs children’s race, hits golf event

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Published November 15, 2019, 10:07 AM

By Agence France-Presse

Hundreds of children ran a charity road race through poisonous smog in New Delhi on Thursday, triggering a storm of criticism about the damage to their health.

Delhi and other cities in northern India have again been blanketed by haze that hits each winter due to build-up of vehicle fumes, industrial emissions and smoke from agricultural fires in regions around the capital.

The toxic air in New Delhi has taken pollution levels to almost 20 times World Health Organization safe limits
(AFP / Sajjad HUSSAIN / MANILA BULLETIN)

The toxic air in the capital has taken pollution levels to almost 20 times World Health Organisation safe limits — causing authorities to close all schools until Friday, ban construction

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