Monday, March 21, 2016

Mumbai's Deonar dumping ground fire still raging smoke

Mumbai's Deonar dumping ground fire
still raging smoke
Mumbai: A massive fire that broke out at Mumbai's Deonar dumping ground in the eastern suburbs of the city on Saturday 19th March 2016 evening is still not under control, ANI reported on Monday, 21st March 2016.
Twelve fire engines have been pressed into service to douse the blaze.
Government schools in central Mumbai's Shivaji Nagar and Deonar were closed for two days due to thick smog caused by the fire.
Local residents living near the Deonar dumping ground in Mumbai are facing serious problems, as a fresh fire broke out on Sunday afternoon, enveloping the stretch from Chembur to Navi Mumbai in smoke and seriously affecting the air quality.
We are suffering a lot. I have got my eye operated, have breathing problems too due to Deonar dumping smoke, a local resident told .
The fire has been raging since past three days. People are seriously affected, the state government must look into it immediately, complained another local resident.
With fire tenders still trying their best to douse the flame, the entire area has been covered with smoke.
Shairaz Hussain, one of the local residents, told ANI that locals have to face a lot of breathing problems because of the smoke that comes out of the dumping ground.

"The fire broke out at around 10 am. I think the dumping ground should be removed from this place so that the local residents can be relieved. This dumping should be carried to the place where is there less population. The local residents face a lot of problems because of the smoke that comes out and one's with the problem of asthma suffer a lot," he said.

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