05 Dec '11, 6am

Beijing authorities cancel hundreds of flights and shut highways as smog levels approach 'hazardous' levels

Beijing authorities cancel hundreds of flights and shut highways as smog levels approach 'hazardous' levels

Beijing authorities cancelled hundreds of flights and shut highways as thick smog descended on the Chinese capital on Sunday and Monday, reducing visibility at one of the world's busiest airports. -- PHOTO: AFP BEIJING (AFP) - Beijing authorities cancelled hundreds of flights and shut highways as thick smog descended on the Chinese capital on Sunday and Monday, reducing visibility at one of the world's busiest airports. Air quality in Beijing reached 'hazardous' levels on Monday, according to the US embassy, which conducts its own measurements, while China's state Xinhua news agency said pollution was likely to reach 'dangerous' levels. Nearly 400 flights were cancelled on Sunday, China's state television network CCTV reported. By midday Monday, Beijing's main airport - the second busiest in the world - had cancelled 132 domestic and five international flights, according t...

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Hundreds of flights cancelled due to Beijing smog

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