Indonesia's smog returns

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Indonesia's smog returns

Choking smog caused by forest fires in Indonesia returned to several cities in the country, and one Sumatran town reported zero visibility. Government officials said visibility in several cities on Sumatra island and Kalimantan, the Indonesian side of Borneo island, was between 100 metres and 500 metres and more fires were reported on the two islands.

People in Padang, west Sumatra, said the city was "dark" because of the fires. Parts of the capital Jakarta were shrouded by thick haze on Friday, but the official said this was the result of pollutants rather than smoke from the forest fires.