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Thousands pray for rain in Indonesia as forests go up in smoke


Fires have burnt through parts of Sumatra and Borneo island for more than a month and the government has sent 9,000 military, police and disaster agency personnel to fight the flames.

Indonesia People use wooden boats to cross a river covered in smog due to the forest fire in Pekanbaru, Riau province, Indonesia, September 9, 2019 , Reuters

Thousands of Indonesians prayed for rain in haze-hit towns on the islands of Sumatra and Borneo on Wednesday, as forest fires raged at the height of the dry season, the state Antara news agency reported.

Fires have burnt through parts of Sumatra ...


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