Mumbai battling with toxic gasses


Residents in the eastern uburban areas of Mumbai have been battling with vicious gasses that were emitted after the Deonar dump yard fire. Unable to go on the roads, they went on protest today as a probe ordered by the government has begun. Hundreds turned up for the protest and they demanded immediate compensation as many of the kids and women have been forced to join hospitals with breathing problems.
This is the second fire at the massive dumping ground in less than two months. It took the fire department almost a week to control the fire which was first reported on January 27.
This time, around 20 fire engines were sent to the spot to control the fire, but the situation seems to have worsened with the smoke causing the air quality to dip precariously.
According to real-time monitoring by System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), the air quality index in Mumbai was in the ‘poor’ category on Sunday evening.

Medaram Jathara

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