Indonesian fires blamed for Malaysia haze - 08 Aug 09

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A thick haze blamed on Indonesian land-clearing fires has thickened to dangerous levels over Kuala Lumpur.

The smog is said to have been caused by farmers using fires to clear their land for the planting season.

Hospitals reported a rise in respiratory and eye ailments from the mix of dust, ash, sulphur dioxide and carbon dioxide.

Al Jazeera's Wayne Hay reports.

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