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Homese asiaHaze blankets cities in Indonesia’s Kalimantan and Sumatra as fires rage

Haze blankets cities in Indonesia’s Kalimantan and Sumatra as fires rage

JAKARTA – Fires raging across forests in Sumatra and Kalimantan during 2023’s prolonged El Nino climate phenomenon have covered major cities in the Indonesian regions with haze, raising concerns that the smoke could cross international borders.

In South Kalimantan, the situation worsened to the point that thick haze blanketed Syamsudin Noor International Airport in Banjarmasin city, and at least six flights due to depart on Friday morning had to be rescheduled.

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