Mumbai's Deonar landfill fire is so massive that it can be seen from space

Mumbai’s Deonar landfill fire is so massive that it can be seen from space

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Since Jan. 27, the city of Mumbai has been blanketed by thick smog as a result of a continuous mystery fire at its largest landfill in Deonar. The fire is so big that it has even been captured from space by NASA‘s Landsat 8 satellite.

The NASA image shows plumes of smoke rising from the landfill and spreading to the surrounding densely populated areas. As the fires continued to rage, air quality levels plummeted to record low levels in the city, resulting in the closure of over 70 schools. Several residents have been posting photographs of the smog on Twitter. Read more…

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Mumbai’s Deonar landfill fire is so massive that it can be seen from space

Mumbai Police identifies 'no selfie' zones across the city

Mumbai Police identifies ‘no selfie’ zones across the city

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The Mumbai Police has identified 15 dangerous spots across the city where clicking selfies will be banned. The move comes after two people drowned in the sea in a selfie-related accident.

The ‘no selfie’ zones include some of the city’s most famous seaside attractions, such as Marine Drive, Chowpatty Beach, Bandra Bandstand, the forts at Worli and Bandra, and the beaches at Dadar and Juhu

These spots will soon have signboards warning visitors not to take selfies, along with lifeguards manning the waters. There is no clarity, however, whether people caught clicking selfies in a ‘no selfie’ zone would be fined or not.

Last September, the Maharashtra state government officials had created ‘no selfie zones’ for fear of stampedes at the Kumbh Mela in Nashik, a major pilgrimage that attracts millions of people Read more…

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