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High pollution hits Bangladesh capital

Bangladeshi officials say dust pollution levels in the capital Dhaka are reaching well above acceptable limits during winter months posing serious health problems to its estimated 14 million residents.

They say dust levels increase in the winter because of low air flow and less rainfall.

On average, the dust particle level in Dhaka's air is thought to be more than that of Beijing and around seven times higher than the existing level in Singapore.

Anbarasan Ethirajan reports.

  • 31 May 2012
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