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Haze-related illnesses hit thousands in Nan province

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More than 8,000 Nan residents have sought treatment for haze-related respiratory illnesses this month, local public health authorities said yesterday. 

Where there’s smoke
Patients cover their noses and mouths while waiting for medical treatment in Nan Hospital yesterday. More than 8,000 people have turned up at the hospital with smoke-related complaints in less than amonth as the haze has overwhelmed Nan province. RARINTHORN PETCHAROEN

The situation is expected to worsen next month as temperatures peak.

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