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NEW DELHI: Delhi state was com­pared to a “gas cham­ber” on Satur­day by its chief min­is­ter, as 1,800 schools were shut fol­low­ing one of the city’s worstever pol­lu­tion spells. Thick smog has blan­keted the cap­i­tal for days, with lo­cal and cen­tral au­thor­i­ties meet­ing to re­solve the cri­sis. “The pol­lu­tion has gone up so much in the last 15-20 days that it is like a gas cham­ber out­side,” Delhi state chief min­is­ter Arvind Ke­jri­wal said. He said fire­works dur­ing the re­cent Di­wali fes­ti­val only “marginally added” to the pol­lu­tion lev­els, which are fu­elled by ve­hi­cles and trash burn­ing. – AFP

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