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28 July 2010

Bogfire smoke blankets Moscow

A prominent scientist said hundreds of people could die as smog from peat fires blanketed a sweltering Moscow for a second day.

A prominent scientist said hundreds of people could die as smog from peat fires blanketed a sweltering Moscow for a second day.

'Let staff go home'
The Moscow government agency overseeing air pollution, Mosekonomonitoring, said the levels of carbon monoxide in the air on Tuesday shot up by 20-30% more than normal levels.

 
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