30 Jul '17, 9am

Number of hotspots growing in Indonesia: Government agency - Channel NewsAsia

JAKARTA: Indonesia has detected a growing number of hotspots as intense dry weather condition continues. In a statement on Sunday (Jul 30), the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) said satellite images from the National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN) showed that the number of hotspots increased from 173 on Thursday to 239 on Sunday. In the peatland areas, 126 of the hotspots were detected in the West Kalimantan province, with the majority of them in the Sintang, Kapuas Hulu and Sanggau districts. "Clearing of land by burning is still prevalent in these areas,” said BNPB spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho. “Even though it is not allowed, appeals are often made and we conduct patrols, the reality is there are still many cases of intentional land burning." Hot spots detected across Indonesia. (Image: LAPAN) Satellite images from the Meteorology, Climatology and...

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