Indian capital engulfed in smoke after landfill catches fire

Delhi fire officials take a break while dousing a fire at the Bhalswa landfill in New Delhi, Wednesday, April 27, 2022. A massive landfill in New Delhi caught fire on Tuesday evening, engulfing the city in thick, acrid smoke. The Indian capital, like many other parts of South Asia, is battling a record-shattering heatwave. Every day more than 2,300 tons of garbage is dumped at the landfill without being segregated, resulting in the build-up of combustible methane gas. And experts say that this gas, alongside the high temperatures, may have been a factor behind the fire. This is the fourth such fire in a landfill in past weeks. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

Indian capital engulfed in smoke after landfill catches fire