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Moscow deaths double amid heatwave, forest fire smog to 700 people a day

MOSCOW — Deaths in Moscow have doubled and are now averaging 700 people a day amid a sweltering heat wave and poisonous smog from wildfires, a top Russian health official said Monday. Moscow health chief Andrei Seltsovky blamed weeks of

Toxic smog blankets Moscow as fires rage

Wearing sanitary masks or clutching wet rags to their faces, residents of Moscow struggled round the city as the worst smog in living memory from wildfires enveloped the Russian capital. The concentration of toxic particles was up to five times