Monday, April 29, 2013

Blood River in China

It is the last thing the residents of Chongqing would have expected to see.
But the Yangtze river, which runs through the city in south-western China, turned a bright shade of orange-red yesterday.
The waterway where the Yangtze met the Jialin River provided a fascinating contrast as the red started to filter into the other river.

Meeting point: A ship sails across the junction of the polluted Yangtze River (left) and the Jialin River in Chongqing, China

Dirty/clean: A ship sails across the junction of the Yangtze River and the Jialin River at the exact spot where the dyed river starts to bleed into the Jialin

Close-up: Whatever it was that dyed the river was almost orange in color
While officials investigate the cause of the colouring, one fisherman went about his daily business as if nothing had happened
Check it out! Some residents were so amazed that they collected samples in water bottle

In Luoyang, a small town in central China, called the atenció of inhabitants and authorities when they saw the Jian river water blood red.
Police reported that the red color is due to a factory paint fireworks illegally spilled. However many believe that it is a lie of the authorities, because what happened awarded an apocalyptic sign.


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