October 02, 2022

Pyongyang cloaked in smog as fine dust descends on North Korea

Air quality in Pyongyang reaching "unhealthy" levels this week, monitoring websites show

Thick smog and fine dust swamped Pyongyang and the southwestern region of North Korea on Tuesday, imagery broadcast by North Korean state television and data published by air quality tracking websites revealed.

Wednesday afternoon's 17:00 news bulletin on the Korean Central Television (KCTV) showed Pyongyang residents paying customary tribute to statues of the late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il at the Mansu Hill Grand Monument, with the area engulfed in thick smog.