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Beijing smog helps crack a criminal case

( Updated: 2015-12-24 14:53

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Beijing smog helps crack a criminal case

A hazy day in Beijing, Dec 22, 2015. [Photo/IC]

Burglar on the run turns himself in due to Beijing smog

Beijing's notorious smog devastates lung health but can crack cases in an unexpected way.

A 20-year-old man from Central China's Hunan province who committed a burglary involving 10,000 yuan ($1,544) in commodities and cash in his native city had been wanted by police since early November, Hunan-based news website reported Wednesday.

In an attempt to avoid punishment, he escaped to Beijing and hid there for about a month. During his time on the lam, the city's continuous smog triggered his bronchitis, or lung inflammation.

Fearing that any hospital registration would expose his identity to the authorities, he returned to his hometown to confess, and to receive treatment.

In our next story, a bus driver dramatically improves his health with a little TCM.

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