'Toxic Smoke' Pours From Fire Burning for Days at Massive Waste Pile in India's Kerala

A fire at a massive waste pile in Kerala, India, was still burning on March 8, six days after it started, ANI said, with reports residents and firefighters had sought treatment in hospital due to air quality.

Footage released on March 4 shows an aerial view of the fire, after it broke out on a 75-acre garbage pile at Brahmapuram waste treatment plant in Kochi.

The Indian Express said a “blanket of toxic smoke” engulfed Kochi and surrounding areas. Residents were advised to wear N-95 masks and at-risk people were directed to remain indoors, the outlet reported. Credit: PRO Defence Kochi via Storyful