Strange! River Turns Blood Red In A Town…confusion around
A river suddenly turns blood red which thrown the entire community in fear pose a health risk for the dwellers.
According to mirror,Experts are baffled by the strange phenomenon, which has led people to fear the quality of the drinking water in the city of Tyumen, Russia.
Officials in western Siberia have not yet released the results of a barrage of tests on samples taken from the river, but state-owned news agency Itar-Tass has labelled the incident a “Biblical bombshell”.
Worried locals suspect the dumping of unknown chemicals into the normally murky waters of the small Molchanka River, reported The Siberian Times.
One resident said: “This could be very serious.”
Maria Parashchenko, from Novotarmansky village, said: “The River Molchanka turned red or red-orange about a week ago.
“The unusual colour is best noticed between the settlements of Novotarmansky and Molchanova.”
She warned: “The colour doesn’t seem to change in hue or intensity.”
A spokesman for state watchdog Rosprirodnadzor admitted “so far we have no assumptions as to what it could be.
“We have never dealt with this before so we are waiting for the results of tests.”Alexander Rein, head of Tyumen Region Water Resources and Ecology Department, told local Tumix news portal: “We are still to define the source of contamination.
“Officials from the State Supervision Authority and Tyumen region administration are driving along the river, checking if this could have been caused by a dump from an enterprise.
“Water samples have been taken all along the contaminated area.
“We are working on the issue and hoping to get to the bottom of it within next 24 hours.”