Dense smoke affects babies in Indonesia

Dense smoke affects babies in Indonesia

World October 9, 2015 19:28

jakarta - The thick clouds of smoke that hung like a blanket over parts of Southeast Asia, for the first time claimed a victim. A baby of 28 days in a collapsed hospital in Palembang from severe breathing problems , The Jakarta Post reported Friday . The child had, according to the health office of Sumatra pneumonia which is probably caused by the smoke .

Also eighteen other babies and dozens of older children should be treated in hospitals on Sumatra. According to the health, thousands of adults who reported problems related to the smoke hebben. Over parts of Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and now the Thai resort island of Phuket depends on the smoke caused by illegal forest fires in Indonesia. Indonesian President Joko Widodo gets a lot of criticism because he does not do more to stop the fires.

Which would be lit by companies in the palm oil industry, so more land for plantations to create.

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