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Hanoi engulfed in grey haze due to severe air pollution

Hanoi engulfed in grey haze due to severe air pollution

Wednesday, November 29, 2023, 19:02 GMT+7
Hanoi engulfed in grey haze due to severe air pollution
The Nhat Tan Bridge in Hanoi was smothered in a gray haze on the morning of November 29, 2023.

The air quality in Hanoi was the second unhealthiest among the world's cities monitored by Swiss air quality technology company IQAir on Wednesday morning, as the Vietnamese capital city was blanketed in thick clouds of smog.

An air quality monitoring station under the Vietnamese Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment’s Pollution Control Department at 556 Nguyen Van Cu Street in Long Bien District, Hanoi recorded the Air Quality Index (AQI) at 9:00 am at 215, which means it was extremely bad and seriously affected residents’ health.

Seven AQI measuring stations assessed the air quality as ‘bad,' according to the municipal Department of Natural Resources and Environment.

International organizations reported on the air quality in Hanoi.

According to the U.S. Embassy in Vietnam, seven monitoring stations ptoduced an unhealthy AQI.

Notably, Vietnamese AQI monitoring app PAM Air measured the index in Cau Giay District at 424, which is seriously harmful to human health.

Many commuters on Vo Chi Cong Street in Hanoi have to switch on headlights of their vehicles due to poor visibility.

Many commuters on Vo Chi Cong Street in Hanoi had to switch on the headlights of their vehicles due to poor visibility.

 

 

Residents have to don face masks.

Residents have to wear face masks.

 

Tay Ho and Bac Tu Liem Districts had the worst air quality in Hanoi on November 29, 2023 as reported by the U.S. Embassy in Vietnam.

Tay Ho and Bac Tu Liem Districts had the worst air quality in Hanoi on November 29, 2023, as reported by the U.S. Embassy.

Hanoi’s second highest building is still engulfed in the thick smog although the sun is up.

Hanoi’s second-highest building was still engulfed in thick smog although the sun was up.

 

 

The AQI is 424, the highest level of air pollution, in Cau Giay District, Hanoi.

The AQI was 424, the highest level of air pollution, in Cau Giay District, Hanoi.

 

The Beltway No. 3 and the highest building in Hanoi at 8:30 am on November 29, 2023.

Beltway No. 3 and the highest building in Hanoi at 8:30 am on November 29, 2023

Thang Long Avenue in Hanoi is seen through the grey haze.

Thang Long Avenue in Hanoi is seen through a grey haze.

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Thanh Ha - Hong Quang / Tuoi Tre News

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