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Chinese river mysteriously turns blood red overnight


The water in a river in Xinmeizhou village in eastern China's Zhejiang province turned red overnight, baffling locals, July 25, 2014.

The water in a river in Xinmeizhou village in eastern China’s Zhejiang province turned red overnight, baffling locals, July 25, 2014.

A waterway in eastern China has mysteriously turned a blood red color.

Residents in Zhejiang province said the river looked normal at 5 a.m. Beijing time on Thursday morning. Within an hour, the entire river turned crimson. Residents also said a strange smell wafted through the air.

“The really weird thing is that we have been able to catch fish because the water is normally so clear,” one local villager commented on China’s microblogging site Weibo.

Inspectors from the Wenzhou Environmental Protection Bureau said they have not found the cause of the incident, although water samples seem to indicate the suspicious color was a result of illegal dumping in the river.

“We suspect that somebody dumped artificial coloring in the water because he thought the typhoon yesterday would cause heavy rain, and nobody would notice [the color],” Jianfeng Xiao, Chief of the bureau told China News.

“It turned out there wasn’t heavy rainfall yesterday, so the evidence is left behind,” Xiao said.

Xiao said there is a paper manufacturer, a food coloring company and clothing-maker a long the river. The bureau is still investigating the incident.

Source: ABC News – Chinese River Mysteriously Turns Bloody Red Overnight 

 

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6 thoughts on “Chinese river mysteriously turns blood red overnight

  1. Reblogged this on Ace News Desk 2014 and commented:
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    Posted by #AceNewsGroup | July 27, 2014, 10:01 pm
  2. Too much pollution will pull china down.

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    Posted by Bryan | November 18, 2014, 10:35 am

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