Smog threat

  • 17 Jan 2019 at 09:54
  • Newspaper section: Photo

Smog shrouds greater Bangkok, leaving people to try hard to protect themselves.

Medical officers of the air force hand out anti-haze face masks in Bangkok. — Patipat Janthong

A powerful water cannon sprays a mist to help reduce the hazardous ultra-fine dust known technically as PM2.5 that has blanketed many parts of Bangkok. — Chanat Katanyu

Thick haze is seen over a section of the Chao Phraya River in the Kiakkai area of Bangkok. — Pornprom Satrabhaya

Thick haze blankets Bangkok. — Pornprom Satrabhaya

City residents don face masks while performing their daily exercises. — Patipat Janthong

Students wear face masks at Pibool Uppatham School in Huai Khwang district, Bangkok. — Patipat Janthong

A Royal Thai Air Force Basler BT-67 firefighting plane showers water above Bangkok's Don Muang district. — Pornprom Satrabhaya

Students protect themselves with face masks in the Siam Square area of Bangkok. — Wichan Charoenkiatpakul

Police and land transport officers inspect exhaust fumes from a lorry in Pathum Thani's Klong Luang district in an information gathering programme to combat air pollution. — Apichit Jinakul

The construction site of the Yellow Line on Lat Phrao Road in the morning. — Pattarapong Chatpattarasill

Tourists pray at the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok. — Patipat Janthong

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