Probe into death
The sickening air pollution that led the Indian capital to shut schools and construction sites this week has prompted similar measures in nearby cities. The smog “remains in the lower atmospheric layer,” said Dr. Surya Kant Tripathi, who heads the pulmonary medicine department at King George's Medical University in Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh. Lucknow city director J.P. Gupta said the same smog covering New Delhi was wafting over western parts of Uttar Pradesh and would soon cover the entire state, India's most populous, with around 210 million people. In the Uttar Pradesh district of Ghaziabad, considered an eastern suburb of New Delhi, schools were ordered closed on Monday and today. Police in Myanmar said a British teacher has been found dead with chest and head wounds in a colleague’s apartment in Yangon and another British man is the suspect. The body of 47-year old Peter Gary Ferguson was found on Sunday morning after he had been out drinking the night before. He worked at an international school in Yangon, Myanmar’s commercial capital. Police have opened a criminal case against Ferguson’s 25-year old colleague, Harris John Italo Binotti, who left the country soon after his death. Ferguson’s body has been sent to the morgue at Yangon General Hospital for examination.