Because of the fog, which blanketed Beijing, the capital's airport canceled and delayed more than 120 flights. Visibility in some areas of the city was reduced to 200 meters.
According to news channel 24, with reference to the U.S. Embassy, which employs laboratory monitoring of air quality in Beijing, air pollution has increased dramatically. In the air exceeded the maximum permissible concentrations of harmful substances.
Thick fog enveloped as the northern, central and eastern regions of the country. Because of this sharp increase in the number of accidents on the roads of China. Reported several dead and dozens injured.