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Haze in Singapore Caused by Forest Fires in Indonesia Could Last Weeks

Record air pollution in the city-state


Singapore's prime minister has warned that the haze engulfing the city could last for weeks, as air pollution in the city-state soared to record levels.

At 13:00 local time (05:00 GMT) Singapore's pollution standards index reached 371, breaking previous records and well above hazardous levels.

The haze is caused by illegal forest fires in Indonesia's Sumatra island.