‘Dangerous’ air pollution in Indonesia’s Borneo leads to school closures

Motorists ride their motorbikes through haze due to a forest fire in Palangka Raya, Central Kalimantan province, Indonesia, September 15, 2019. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

PALANGKA RAYA, Indonesia (Reuters) – Schools in two cities in the Indonesian part of Borneo island will be closed for a week after smoke from forest fires caused air quality to hit “dangerous” levels, a local government official said on Sunday. Indonesia and neighboring countries in Southeast Asia are regularly hit by smoke from slash-and-burn […]

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