Smoke billows over massive Delhi landfill fire

STORY: The smoke was so acrid and thick a school nearby was forced to close, a teacher told Reuters' affiliate ANI.

Delhi's environment minister, Gopal Rai, said on Twitter he had asked officials to investigate the fire at the Bhalswa landfill site in the city's outskirts.

Fires in Delhi's huge dump yards are not uncommon and contribute to the bad quality of the Indian capital, known to be the most polluted in the world.

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