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Indonesia: Forest fires force schools to shut

Sep 11, 2019, 12.25 PM (IST)
Forest fires have raged through parts of the Indonesian island of Sumatra and the province of Kalimantan on Borneo in recent weeks, forcing the government to send in thousands of military and police to douse the flames. Hospitals in Riau province, Indonesia, announced on Tuesday (September 10) an increase in patients suffering from respiratory problems, due to poor air quality caused by slash-and-burn farming practices.