100,000 deaths attributed to forest fire haze in Indonesia

100,000 deaths attributed to forest fire haze in Indonesia

Students ride on a boat on their way to school while haze from wildfires blanket the Musi River in Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia. Indonesian forest fires that choked a swath of Southeast Asia with a smoky haze for weeks in 2015 may have caused more than 100,000 premature deaths, according to new research that will add to pressure on Indonesia’s government to tackle the annual crisis.

100,000 deaths attributed to forest fire haze in Indonesia

Students ride on a boat on their way to school while haze from wildfires blanket the Musi River in Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia. Indonesian forest fires that choked a swath of Southeast Asia with a smoky haze for weeks in 2015 may have caused more than 100,000 premature deaths, according to new research that will add to pressure on Indonesia’s government to tackle the annual crisis.
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