Aug 8 - Wildfire smoke in Moscow shuts down businesses and disrupts work at airports.
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Dense clouds of smoke still linger over Moscow but the small seems to be -- On Sunday morning more people began venturing into the streets without face masks but the problem is far from over. Planes continue to be diverted to other airports and acrid smoke seeps into homes and businesses don't want to Dover international airport. Line forty kilometers south of the city has been most affected. 26 flights have been delayed and another twenty diverted to other airports leaving thousands of passengers stranded. The airport's director explains the problem. The most important yeah some liberties get upwards of all Moscow airports we -- the closest one of the fires in the south in south east of Moscow region most of this seriously disrupt the airport operations Republicans this -- because of limited in its ability to mention by. Air pollution is now it's four times the normal level an improvement from six times the average on Saturday. The smoke is the result of wildfires that continue to burn music capital. Russian news agency Interfax. Suggested that death rates in Moscow have risen nearly 30% in July. Due to high temperatures and air pollution. The reported death toll has now risen to 52. And more than 3500. People are homeless but the true death toll may be you can fire. Traffic Sprecher Reuters.