Finland: Strange Smell Overwhelms Helsinki – Alarm to Authorities

A strangely intense smell similar to that of sulphur or burnt rubber has marked an alarm in the area around its capital, Many people reported the smell in an area extending at least 60 km along the south coast of Finland, the Helsinki emergency response department reported. “The department and other authorities are considering the case,” he wrote in suspension in X. There is no direct indication that the smell is dangerous to health, he added. The Russian media Fontanka also broadcast at the same time today that residents in many areas of St. Petersburg, the Russian city closest to Finland, complained of an unpleasant odor, comparing it with gas, garbage or burnt rubber. According to the local authorities invoked by Fontanka, monitoring stations have recorded nothing above the permitted air pollution levels.