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05/12/1952 Heavy smog kills at least 4,000 people in London

The Great Smog of London, or Great Smog of 1952 sometimes called the Big Smoke, was a severe air pollution event that affected the British capital of London in December. Government medical reports in the following weeks estimated that up until 8 December, 4,000 people had died as a direct result of the smog.


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