#History December 5, 1952 At Least 4,000 – 8,000 Britain Was Killed Because…


Thick haze blanketed the City of London on December 5, 1952. At that time, approximately 4,000 to 8,000 Britons are estimated to have died as a result of the disaster.

The disaster that lasted for 4 days was started on December 4, 1952 afternoon. Air pollution produced by chemical plants, motor vehicles, and the chimney of the house together with the cold windless air was accompanied by thick fog.

The smog becomes progressively thicker on December 7. Even sunlight can not penetrate the thick pollution to energize British soil.

The visibility also decreases until finally all transportation by land, sea, and air is not operated.

However, the dismissal was late. At that time the thick fog which is also called the Great Smog create multiple vehicle collisions, overturned, including two trains crash at London Bridge.

The worst impact is not caused by an accident, but a result of difficulty in breathing and vomiting associated with cough with phlegm.

Great Smog is not just ‘haunt’ man. Hundreds of animals also died as a result of difficulty in breathing in the middle of the thick haze.

In the same week, thousands of people in the region were killed in their sleep. No one knows exactly how many deaths and injuries caused by the thick haze.

The smog that occurred during the four days was touted as the largest cause of deaths of London, which is estimated at between 4,000 to 8,000 people.

On December 9, 1952 haze begins to thin. The incident made the British government to impose stricter regulations to prevent air pollution.

Britain also advised its citizens to stop using charcoal to warm the room of their home.

But 10 years later haze re-enveloping London and killed at least 100 people.

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