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2018-04-15 16:13
Fine dust engulfs Korea as toxic particles blow in from China
The image shows fine dust engulfing South Korea at 1 p.m. Sunday. / Captured from Korea Meteorological Administration

By Kang Aa-young, Park Si-soo

The state weather agency issued a fine dust warning in Gwangju, Jeju Island and other southern parts of the country on Sunday as toxic yellow dust blew in from China.

A pro baseball game in Gwangju was canceled.

The fine dust index also plunged to “bad” or `“seriously bad” in other areas.

The Korea Meteorological Administration issued the warning in Gwangju at noon and South Jeolla Province at 1 p.m. as fine dust density per cubic meter surpassed 300 micrograms for two hours. The warning was in place as of 4 p.m.

It was the first warning for Gwangju and South Jeolla province this year.

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