Pollution levels have hit a new high in New Delhi, India, where clouds of smog have settled in every corner of the city in a thick haze.
According to environmental authorities, the extreme situation is a result of illegal crop burning. Officials say inhaling these toxic pollutants could cause heart attacks, strokes, cancer, and respiratory diseases. India is set to use fire trucks to spray water to combat the toxic smog and dust.
Authorities have begun measures such as a halt to construction, restrictions on the use of cars, and increasing parking rates to combat the recurring crisis.