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India tops global pollution deaths of 9 million a year: Study

NEW DELHI: Pollution caused nine million deaths in 2015 - three times more than AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria combined - scientists said on Thursday, calling for governments in poor countries to act. India fared worst, with 2.5 million people dying early because of pollution, followed by China with 1.8 million deaths, according to The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health, a two-year initiative seeking to highlight the issue. One in six of all deaths worldwide are caused by pollution, and the vast majority occur…