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It's the 60th anniversary of London's Great Smog of 1952, which killed more than 4,000 people.

The smog - a combination of fog and soot particles - reduced visibility to below 20 metres.
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Gets into your lungs, a bit like tobacco.  It really was awful.
Ryan Ng
How could London's Great Smog kill 4000 people anyway?
that what I am trying to say how can a smog kill 400 people they'd at have for the death recordings wrong
Lot's of people with existing respiratory problems would be hit the hardest. In practice this means many death.
Like severe weather does today for the old and the frail sadly.
I was a kid at the time living in the industrial north.  As Ian said the introduction of smokeless fuel and the closing down of industry in the north helped. Makes you think of how we can help global Warming today.
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