Not too many details… asthmatic woman… medical report blamed polluted air… if valid attribution, then first in history… still nowhere near the death toll EPA says should be occurring.
Smog from slash-and-burn agricultural fires in Indonesia has been blamed for killing an asthmatic woman in southern Malaysia, the first reported death attributed to the crisis, a media report said Wednesday.
The Sun newspaper said Li Cai Ling, a resident of the southern town of Muar – which saw intense air pollution at the weekend – died on Sunday with a medical report blaming the polluted air.
Singapore initially bore the brunt of Southeast Asia’s worst smog crisis for years with pollution reaching record levels last week. Favourable winds have since cleared the air over the city state but southern Malaysia remains choked by smoke.