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India: Mysterious Fish Deaths Continue in Bavla Pond, The Water ‘Has Turned Black’

“Five days after it was first reported, fish continued to die in a pond at Kerala village near Bavla in Ahmedabad district on Monday.

‘Everyday, fish in huge quantites are dying. The water has turned black and we still do not have any clue as to what has happened to the pond,’ Kerala sarpanch Subhash Thakar told The Indian Express.

The sarpanch said that more than four tonnes of fish have died mysteriously since last Wednesday. ‘As instructed by the health officials, we have buried the dead fish by using earth movers and tractors. We are also cleaning the pond,’ Thakor added.

C A Shah, Gandhinagar regional officer of the Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB), said they were waiting for the results of the sample testing of water from the pond. ‘We have listed the samples as urgent. Normally, it takes four to five days for the results,’ Shah said.

V M Rupani, assistant director at Ahmedabad district fisheries department, confirmed that water body has turned black. ‘I suspect, effluent released by nearby industrial units is responsible for the phenomenon,’ he said.

There is a bearing manufacturing unit and a rice mill near the pond, which is spread over five acres.” Source – IndianExpress.com.

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