Probe into death

7 Days in Dubai - - GLOBAL NEWS -

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.

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