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Egypt: 200 Tons Of Dead Fish In The Nile River Sparks Fear


(Google Translation) – “The initial report showed the Commission and the Ministry of Health to investigate the deaths of more than 200 tons of fish, which are reared in cages in front of the village of «Srenbaa», that the high temperature, lack of oxygen were behind the death of fish.

Dr. Mohammed grace of God, and Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health in the lake, Saturday, The Committee of the Ministry of Health will visit the province of the lake, to determine the status of water in the Nile River Mahmudiya, after the emergence of 200 tons of dead fish.

The «grace of God», told «Egyptian today», that «the Department of Health has to take samples of dead fish and water samples in the region, the joint lab for analysis in the city of Damanhur, and send samples to the central laboratories of the Ministry in Cairo».

He stressed that «what now occupies the Directorate is to tighten control over markets, to ensure that any leakage of large quantities of dead fish to it»…

He cautioned «Hamalawy» on the directorates of health and veterinary medicine and supplies to tighten control over markets, to ensure that no leakage of the dead fish.

The centers of Mahmudiya and Rahmaniya and Rashid district of the lake, have seen, Saturday, the emergence of huge quantities of dead fish, estimated at 200 tons, on the surface of the water branch of the Nile Rashid, which led to the prevalence of a state of anxiety and fear among the public of the possibility of water contamination with toxic substances.” Read more.

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